Alter Enersun has commissioned two new photovoltaic plants in Barcarrota and Jerez de los Caballeros (Extremadura) of 12.16 megawatts (MW) and 11.98 MW respectively, and with 22,000 modules each. In total, both plants will generate 47 gigawatt hours (GWh) per year. More than 90 people have been employed during the construction of the plant located in Barcarrota, which began in the second half of 2022, of which 26% were local workers and another 38% came from other towns in the province. For its part, the plant located in Jerez de los Caballeros has also had hiring peaks of more than 80 employees, reaching local hiring quotas of 28% and 36% more when workers from the rest of the province are added. In addition, for the maintenance and operation of both photovoltaic plants, which are estimated to have a life of more than 35 years, around 4 workers will be employed on a permanent basis in each one.
The company has focused a large part of its investments and projects in Extremadura, where over the last two years it has added the start-up of three projects in Cáceres, under the name 'Cáceres 2020', 'Cáceres 2021' and 'Cáceres 2023' plant, and the execution and/or start-up of new plants located in Mérida, Alconchel, in addition to the two in Barcarrota and Jerez de los Caballeros. Alter Enersun has invested around 10 million euros in the Barcarrota plant, while 8.5 million euros have been invested in the Jerez de los Caballeros plant. As for the contribution of local taxes, the company has paid around 240,000 euros in tax for the construction of both facilities and will be adding the annual IBI payment during the 35 years of operation, which is estimated at a total of almost 1.5 million euros per plant.