By Cristina Hodgson • 27 December 2019 • 15:26
Endesa connects Malaga's new wind farm to the grid, with the capacity to supply energy to some 50,000 homes
ENDESA completes all the renewable megawatts laid out by the Government in 2017.
Endesa, through its renewable energy subsidiary Enel Green Power Spain (EGPE), has connected the wind farm of Los Arcos, between the municipalities of Almargen, Teba and Campillos, 35 megawatts (MW), to the energy network. The connection has meant an investment of 35.5 million euros, but with it the company completes with all the requirements put forward by the Government in 2017.
In this way, the company has successfully met the milestone of connecting the total capacity indicated to the power grid before December 31st.
The energy company’s CEO, José Bogas, stressed that “by meeting this milestone, Endesa is demonstrating with facts the company’s firm commitment to achieving emission-free production by 2050”.
“This is another step in Endesa’s commitment to the progressive replacement of thermal production with 100% renewable energy, which is also one of the pillars of the national energy transition policy”, he added.
The wind farm of Los Arcos together with another 24 parks throughout Spain, in Aragon, Andalusia, Extremadura, Galicia, Castilla León and Murcia have a production capacity of 2,068 gigawatt hours (GWh) per year, which will prevent the emission of 1.3 million tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere per year.
The Los Arcos wind farm, which has ten wind turbines with a unit capacity of 3.5 MW, will have the capacity to generate more than 100 gigawatt hours (GWh) per year, and it is estimated that the electricity it generates will be capable of supplying energy to some 50,000 homes.
Endesa currently manages over 7,431 MW of renewable capacity in Spain. Of this amount, 4,701 MW are from conventional hydraulic generation. The rest, over 2,723 MW, are managed through EGPE and come from wind (2,291 MW), solar (339 MW), mini-hydro (79 MW) and other renewable energy sources (14 MW).
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