ENEL GREEN POWER COMMISSIONS NEW WIND POWER PARK IN MALAGA
The new wind power plant owned by Endesa’s subsidiary company has a capacity of nearly 35 MW
Enel Green Power Spain (EGPE), Endesa’s renewable energy arm, has connected the 35-MW Los Arcos wind facility (Malaga) to the grid. Construction of this facility entailed an investment of €35.5 million.
EGPE was awarded 540 MW of wind energy and 339 MW of solar energy in the May 2017 tenders, for a total investment of more than €800 million. By connecting this installation, Endesa completes the capacity allocated to the company in 2017 during the government tenders.
Los Arcos wind farm, which has around 10 wind turbines with a capacity to generate 3.5 MW of unit power, will generate more than 100 GWH per year that can prevent the annual emission of approximately 66,500 tons of CO2 into the atmosphere.
Enel Green Power has 12 wind farms in Andalusia: five in Cadiz (four in Tarifa and one in Vejer), another five in Malaga (two in Campillos, and Teba; one in Almargen, and another one in Sierra de Yeguas), one in Almería (Enix), and one in Granada (Padul).
The construction of this capacity reflects Endesa’s strategy to decarbonizing its energy mix by 2050. To this end, it set the milestone of reaching 10.2 GW of installed renewable capacity in 2022, up from the 7.4 GW estimated by late-2019 with a total investment of €3.8 billion.