Endesa through its renewables division Enel Green Power Spain (EGPE) has completed the construction Asparagus IIt has invested 42.6 million euros in a solar plant with 47.5 MW of installed power, located in the municipality of Guillena.
new renewable plant It will be capable of producing 108.5 GWh per year, equivalent to the annual energy consumption of 27,510 households., ie the energy consumption of Guillena, Corridor de la Plata, Santipones and Camas together. With this new renewable generation, 44,436 tonnes of CO2 will be prevented from being emitted into the atmosphere per year, equivalent to the emissions of 30,000 cars operating during the same period.
A total of 640 people have worked on the construction of this new infrastructure in which Endesa has implemented the “Sustainable Construction Site” model., In other words, the construction phase includes elements that make it more sustainable, including the installation of photovoltaic solar panels to cover part of the energy needs during the works, the installation of tanks, and the treatment of water through waste collection systems. Savings measures are included. electric vehicle chargers, and efficient lighting. Now that the work is done, all this material will be donated to the municipalities for public use.
In addition, to maximize the socioeconomic impact of projects on the community, Endesa Prioritizes, among other actions, the induction of local labor as well as the hiring of catering services and housing for workers in the region. To train and promote specialized local labour, training courses on installation of photovoltaic panels and operation and maintenance of solar plants have been conducted for a total of 40 people.
Endesa’s renewables subsidiary, Enel Green Power España, goes a step further in its projects, integrating renewable plants into the environment in which it builds them, developing projects such as the successful Solar Apiary that has already been installed at Endesa Solar in Carmona. working in the plant, or agricultural initiatives that combine the primary and industrial sectors. The company will study its implementation in this new project, which has been designed keeping in mind the circularity of the plant from the very first stages.
Endesa bets on Andalusia to develop new renewable capacity To achieve the objective of total decarbonisation of its energy mix by 2040, The rich solar production available in Andalusia is motivating the company to continue studying new possibilities throughout the Andalusian geography, always thinking about the socioeconomic development of renewable projects.
Enel Green Power Spain, the renewable division of Endesa, has 48 hydraulic power plants, 13 wind, 9 photovoltaic, and 1 biomass installations in Andalusia, representing a power of 348 MW. With new renewable projects planned, that capacity in the region will increase by 400%.