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Endesa connects a 46 MW photovoltaic plant at the Andorra thermal power plant




Sedeis V is Endesa's first solar plant on the land of the old, now closed, Valdeserrana landfill, in the Andorra thermal power plant, which has been connected to the grid with a power of 46.66 megawatts (MW). The plant will produce more than 79.95 gigawatt hours (GWh) per year, equivalent to the consumption of 20,000 homes, which will avoid the emission of approximately 32,623 tons of CO2 into the atmosphere per year. For its development, more than 280 jobs have been generated, 30% of which have been local labor and, now, once operational, 8 people will be given permanent employment in operation and maintenance activities for the next 30 years, according to Endesa.


The construction of this project has been based on the "Sustainable Construction Site" model of Enel Green Power (the renewable energy division of Endesa), including the installation of photovoltaic solar panels to cover part of the energy needs during the work and water saving measures by installing tanks and rain collection systems. Once the work was completed, both the photovoltaic panels and the water-saving equipment, as well as the defibrillation equipment found in the works, have been donated to local entities and institutions. Likewise, construction materials have been donated to the ATADI and Gloria Fuertes foundation to be able to carry out occupational workshops.


Endesa also proposes the hybridization of energy production with the primary sector, incorporating agriculture and beekeeping activities in renewable facilities with the aim of sharing the use of land, thus generating more opportunities for socioeconomic development in the area and combining the objectives of the company with the priorities of local interest groups. In this sense, Sedeis V already has an apiary certified with the recently registered Endesa Solar Honey patent.

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