In Spain, EGPE has a total installed capacity of 1,806 MW, most of which comes from wind power capacity. It has a pipeline of 339 MW of solar power capacity which it won in 2017 auctions.Pictured here is Enel’s Guadarranque solar power plant in Spain. (Photo Credit: Enel Green Power)
- Enel Green Power’s Spanish subsidiary EGPE will develop 260 MW of solar power plants and 64 MW of wind power capacity in Extremadura & Andalusia regions, respectively
- All this capacity will help the company double its renewable energy capacity in these two regions by 2019
- EGPE expects an investment of €280 million ($330 million) to develop this capacity
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Italy’s Enel Green Power (EGP) through its local Spanish subsidiary Enel Green Power España (EGPE) will be developing 260 MW of new solar power capacity in Spain. All this will come in in the form of new solar parks in Extremadura region.
It will also develop 64 MW of wind power capacity in Andalusia region in the form of two projects of 22 MW and 42 MW capacity.
The current renewable energy capacity of the company in these two regions of Spain is 350 MW. With the addition of 324 MW more, it aims to double its renewable energy capacity in Spain’s Andalusia and Extremadura regions in 2019. The development of 324 MW of renewable energy capacity will require an investment of €280 million ($330 million).
EGPE has won the tender contracts to develop 339 MW of solar power capacity in Spain over the next few years, out of the total renewable energy capacity of 879 MW. All this PV capacity was won by Enel in the second technology neutral renewable energy tender concluded in July 2017 (see PV Wins Close To 4 GW In Spanish Auctions). It will be developed in the regions of Murcia and Badajoz.
“Of EGPE’s total installed capacity in Spain, 1749 MW originate from wind energy, 43 MW from mini-hydro plants while 14 MW from other renewable sources,” stated the company.
Recently, Enel announced that its Mexican subsidiary will expand capacity of two solar power plants by 10% (see Enel To Add 96 MW To Mexican Solar & Wind Projects).