Our dataIn 2019, Naturgy’s combined-cycle power plants generated 7.4 GW in Spain and 2.4 GW in Mexico. Naturgy controls and operates the most efficient set of combined-cycle power plants in
Spain and in the best locations. Good positioning in Spain and Latin America enables us to harness power generation investment opportunities.
More sustainableCombined cycles are the technology for producing electricity from fossil fuels with fewer associated CO² emissions. In 2019, we avoided the emission of 85.3 Mt CO2 mostly thanks to the lower emission factor of combined cycles.
More efficientCombined cycles produce energy in two stages. In the first, they generate electricity through the direct combustion of natural gas. In the second, they make use of the residual gases, which are still hot, to generate steam from water that moves a turbine to produce more energy.
Almost half of the energy produced, with combined-cycle power plants
Our net energy production in Spain in 2019 stood at over 25,000 GWh, of which 14,538 GWh -over half- were in combined cycles.