Enel Green Power España (EGPE), Endesa’s renewable energy company, has begun construction on three wind farms in the municipalities of Muniesa and Alacón, in the region of Aragon’s Teruel province, Spain, for a total capacity of 128MW.
The three wind farm projects – 46.8MW Muniesa, 41.4MW Farlán and 39.9MW San Pedro de Alacón – will involve a total investment of €130m.
The three projects are expected to begin operations by the end of 2019 and once fully operational, the wind farms will generate 412GWh annually, avoiding emission of more than 270,000 tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere.
Enel head of global renewable energy business line, Enel Green Power (EGP), Antonio Cammisecra, said: “With the start of construction of these three projects, we are further expanding our presence in Spain’s competitive renewable energy sector and the company is committed to bringing its global expertise and sustainability leadership to the country.
“This milestone represents the first of a number of new EGP developments that will help to diversify Spain’s energy mix through wind and solar capacity, and will assist the country to reach its renewable targets.”
EGPE will use innovative construction practices and tools, including drones for topographical survey, smart tracking of turbine components, advanced digital platforms and software solutions to monitor and remotely support site activities, including plant commissioning.
These tools and solutions will enable quicker, more accurate and reliable data collection on site activities, increasing the quality of construction and facilitating communication between on-site and off-site teams.
These projects are part of the 540MW awarded to EGPE in May 2017. The three facilities are part of the 13 wind projects to be developed in the region of Aragon for an overall capacity of more than 380MW and a total investment of €434m, which will generate more than 1,240GWh annually.
New wind farms to be built in Andalusia, Castile-León, Castile-La Mancha and Galicia for an overall investment of €180m will generate the remaining 160MW.
Together, the 540MW wind farms will generate approximately 1,750GWh annually.
EGPE is also developing 339MW of solar capacity that was awarded to the company in July 2017.
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