Castile-La Mancha is the region of Spain with the most solar power projects by Gas Natural Fenosa Renovables
- The seven projects by the renewables subsidiary of GAS NATURAL FENOSA – located in the provinces of Ciudad Real, Guadalajara and Toledo – have a total installed power of 271.7 MW.
- The construction of these seven projects would require an investment of 176 million euros.
- Gas Natural Fenosa Renovables has nominated a total of nine photovoltaic power plants associated with the 250 MW of power awarded in the auction carried out by the Government in July.
According to the procedure established by the Ministry of Energy, Tourism and the Digital Agenda (MINETAD), the successful bidders are required to nominate the projects they could build associated with the power awarded at the renewables auction in July 2017 during April, with this nomination allowed to identify projects accounting for power up to 50% greater than the figure awarded.
In Castile-La Mancha, Gas Natural Fenosa Renovables has formalised the nomination of seven photovoltaic power plants for a total installed power of 271.7 MW, this region being where the most projects and power have been registered. These projects are located in the provinces of Ciudad Real, Guadalajara and Toledo, and are called Canredondo, Carpio de Tajo, La Nava, Picón I, Picón II, Picón III and Zorita. Their construction would require a combined investment of some 176 million euros.
These seven projects form part of a total nine photovoltaic power plants that Gas Natural Fenosa Renovables has nominated, with a total installed power of over 340 MW. They are located in four provinces of two autonomous regions: Castile-La Mancha and Extremadura.
Gas Natural Fenosa Renovables recently announced the launch of construction on the La Nava project and, in the coming months, will steadily confirm the execution of those plants that – among the nine identified – will finally make up the 250 MW awarded. They will have solar resources in excess of 1,900 hours of production per year. The company estimates that the construction of those 250 MW will require a total investment of approximately 165 million euros.
The result of the auctions in May and July 2017 was a success for the renewables subsidiary of GAS NATURAL FENOSA given that it positioned itself ahead of the other utility companies operating in the Spanish energy sector.
Gas Natural Fenosa Renovables Director Ana Peris stated that “the auction allows projects on which the energy group has been working in recent years to become a reality, creating a truly competitive and optimised portfolio”.
The portfolio of Gas Natural Fenosa Renovables projects is far along in its administrative procedures, allowing for early compliance with the various milestones set by the Ministry of Energy, Tourism and the Digital Agenda (MINETAD) for the power awarded.
Gas Natural Fenosa Renovables in Castile-La Mancha
This week, the renewables subsidiary of GAS NATURAL FENOSA laid the first stone for the La Nava solar photovoltaic power plant, a facility located in Almodóvar del Campo and Puertollano (Ciudad Real) with an installed power of 49 MW and the construction of which will require an investment of over 34 million euros. In addition, Gas Natural Fenosa Renovables is operating another facility with the same technology – Toledo PV – in La Puebla de Montalbán (Toledo). This is the oldest in Europe and entered operation in 1994 with a peak power of 1 MW.
Also in Castile-La Mancha, Gas Natural Fenosa Renovables has nine wind farms that generated 493 GWh in 2017, covering the electricity needs of some 200,000 homes and avoiding the atmospheric emission of 169,933 tonnes of CO2.
Gas Natural Fenosa Renovables, a company forming part of GAS NATURAL FENOSA, closed 2017 with a consolidated total installed power in operation of 1,147 MW (979 MW from wind, 110 MW from mini-hydropower plants and 58 MW from cogeneration and photovoltaics).
Scope and subject: Spain, Renewables