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Enel Green Power Spain connects 51 MW wind farm to Cuenca grid

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Enel Green Power Spain has connected a 51 MW wind farm to the electricity grid in the town of Motilla del Palancar, in the Cuenca province.

The investment associated with this project amounts to €51 million and it will reach an annual production of 144 GWh, avoiding the emissions of approximately 95,000 tonnes of CO2 per year.

The development of this wind farm, made up of 17 wind turbines with a unit power of 3MW, has abided by Enel Green Power’s “Sustainable Construction Site” model, which includes the installation of photovoltaic solar panels on each site to cover part of its waste separation energy needs and use of water storage tanks, among other things.

Once the construction works are completed, both the photovoltaic panels and the water-saving equipment will be donated to the municipalities where the projects are located for public use.

All renewable energies construction plans are accompanied by the corresponding CSV (Creating Shared Value) Plans. The CSV plans are designed together with the surrounding players and their ultimate goal is to maximize the socio-economic impact that the projects have on the community.

The execution of these projects will entail significant cost savings on the municipality’s electricity bill by improving energy efficiency. Furthermore, the employment of local companies selected by the City Council has been prioritized.

In addition, within these CSV actions, to improve the employability of the inhabitants of the area, a 90-hour course on Maintenance and Operation of renewable energy plants has been taught, in which 17 people have participated.

The construction of this renewable capacity is part of Enel Green Power strategy to fully decarbonize its generation mix by 2050. According to the company’s strategic plan, the next milestone is to achieve 10.2 GW of renewable energy installed capacity by 2022, up from the 7.4 GW for the end of 2019, with a total investment of 3.8 billion euros.

Anela Dokso

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