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Engie inaugurates a 72 MW photovoltaic park in the Sevillian town of Huévar del Aljarafe




This Monday, Engie inaugurated a new 72 megawatt (MW) photovoltaic park composed of two plants of 36 MW each, covering a total area of 150 hectares in Huévar del Aljarafe, Seville, in which it has invested close to 40 million euros. During the construction phase it has meant the creation of approximately 350 jobs and once operational it will mean saving 30,000 tons of CO2 per year. In this renewable project, Engie has covered all the links in the value chain, acting as investor, developer, builder, asset and energy manager, including the long-term sale of the energy (PPA) to the end customer, in addition to its High specialization in facility operation and maintenance tasks.


The company's strategy is based on two levers: its own energy production through the development of renewable energies and the offer of solutions that reduce costs, energy consumption and CO2 emissions. The Group already has an installed capacity of 1,600 MW in the country with 1,400 MW wind, 136 MW photovoltaic and 65 MW hydroelectric.


Jorge Paradela, Minister of Industry, Energy and Mines of the Government of Andalusia: "Andalusia has all the factors to have a competitive advantage in the energy transition, including abundant natural resources, specialized knowledge and solar irradiation 13% higher than the Spanish media. From the Andalusian Government we are fully committed, positioning Andalusia as one of the best places to produce renewable energy and use it as a lever for the industrial development of the region, also making economic development and environmental protection compatible."


Loreto Ordóñez, CEO of Engie in Spain: "Andalusia is a strategic region for Engie, as evidenced by the numerous renewable energy projects in which the company has participated in recent years. The transition towards renewable energies is not only a necessity in environmental terms, but also an opportunity to generate employment and boost the local economy. At Engie we are committed to contributing to the decarbonization of the economy, and we will continue to work closely with local communities, authorities and all our stakeholders. to promote innovative initiatives that contribute to a more sustainable and environmental friendly future."

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