Endesa begins construction of its first solar project in Andorra (Clients and products-Environment) :: CSR Commitment
“With this plant we are starting the real fair transition project in Andorra and we reaffirm our commitment to be a completely emission-free company by 2040”, said Rafael González, General Director of Generation at Endesa, who has recorded “the commitment made with the society in the areas where they use our coal plants will generate new wealth, but looking to the future and taking into account the institutions, local entities, associations and the population of the municipality in which this renewable facility is being built”.
The Sedeis V photovoltaic project located on the land of the old Valdeserrana landfill, now closed, at the Andorra thermal power plant, will have photovoltaic modules with crystalline technology and a fixed structure that will generate more than 79.95 GWh per year, equivalent to the consumption 20,000 homes, which will prevent the emission of approximately 32,623 tons of CO2 into the atmosphere per year.
In the construction of this project, more than 280 jobs will be generated, of which at least 30% will be local labor and once this operation is completed, another 8 permanent jobs will be created for the operation and maintenance of the facility, which has a medium life of 30 years. In this way, Endesa reinforces its firm commitment to economic and employment recovery. In line with this objective, training courses on renewables will be developed in order to create quality employment in the area and open up a future job in an increasingly booming sector such as renewables, favoring access to them through people at risk of social exclusion, the unemployed and women.
Sustainable Construction Site
This project is based on Enel Green Power’s “Sustainable Construction Site” model, including the installation of photovoltaic solar panels for construction, part of the energy needs during the work and water saving measures through the installation of tanks and rain collection systems. Once the works are finished, both the photovoltaic panels and the water-saving equipment, as well as the defibrillation equipment found in the works, are donated to the municipalities for public use.
In addition, Endesa is in contact with local associations that will collaborate during the construction of these facilities, one more way that the renewable future is part of everyone.
In addition, for the construction of this park, Enel Green Power Spain will use various innovative tools and techniques, such as drones for topographic surveys, smart tracking, advanced digital platforms and software solutions to remotely monitor and support activities. These tools and solutions will enable faster, more accurate and reliable data collection on construction site activities, increasing the overall quality of construction and facilitating communication between teams on and off the construction site.
Endesa’s renewable subsidiary, Enel Green Power Spain, has 110 wind plants in Spain and a capacity of 2,602 MW. By autonomous communities, Endesa has a wind farm in Asturias, two in the Valencian Community and in Catalonia, 4 in Castilla la Mancha, 14 in the Canary Islands, 14 also in Andalusia, 21 in Castilla y León, 23 in Galicia and 29 in Aragón. .