Enel Green Power España (EGPE), an Italian renewable-energy firm recently began constructing an 84.7 MW solar photovoltaic facility in Totana, representing the company’s largest solar plant ever built in Spain with an investment of approximately 59 million euros.
As per trusted sources, the Totana facility, located in the Region of Murcia, would comprise about 248,000 photovoltaic modules and when fully operational, will generate around 150 GWh of power per year, eventually avoiding emission of 105,000 tons of CO2 into the atmosphere annually.
Antonio Cammisecra, EGPE’s Head of Global Renewable Energy business line was quoted saying that the Totana solar PV project would demonstrate the company’s commitment towards strengthening Spain’s energy generation mix, furthering the country’s efforts in reaching its renewable energy goals.
Sources suggest that Totana will be EGPE’s first site to be equipped with collaborative automation systems and robotics platform to support the construction team while building some sections of the facility, along with offering benefits in terms of works’ quality and safety, such as increased speed and accuracy in carrying out on-site activities. Incidentally, the project is in line with EGPE’s strategic program focused on digitalization and automation of its Engineering and Construction (E&C) activities.
Moreover, the project will be constructed based on EGP’s Sustainable Construction Site model, which incorporates the use of renewable power generated via a PV system to meet the power needs of its construction site. The model is further designed to implement an initiative to encourage local population to participate in the project’s construction.
Reportedly, EGPE have made plans to build about 540 MW of wind and 339 MW of solar facilities, awarded to the company at Spain’s last two tenders, comprising a total investment of more than 800 million euros by 2020. Sources cite that the target once completed would bring EGPE’s total solar and wind energy output to about 879 MW, enhancing the company’s current power portfolio by 52.4%.