One of our main commitments while moving to a sustainable energy model is promoting clean energy. Through our renewable energy subsidiary, Enel Green Power Spain (EGPE), we have increased our renewable installed capacity and today almost 60% of our net production is emissions-free.
At the end of 2019,Enel Green Power Spain had 7,452 gross installed MW of renewable power, of which 4,712 MW corresponded to large hydroelectric power, 2,308 MW to wind power, 80 MW to mini-hydro, 352 MW to photovoltaic solar and 0.5 MW to biogas plants, with a joint production in 2019 of 10,090 GWh.
We are constantly working to increase our portfolio of wind and solar projects, and to develop those that are currently in operation. This ensures that our renewable capacity will continue growing in the future and increases the possibility of closing commercial agreements for the sale of renewable energy. This is just the beginning of the great challenge of accelerating investment in renewable energy and decarbonisation.
We apply a creating shared value (CSV) model to the construction, maintenance and operation of renewable plants that incorporates the priorities and needs of local communities into the business strategy. This model enhances the operating efficiency and the sustainable approach of the projects by promoting social, environmental and energy efficiency measures in the towns around the plants.
Operational efficiency in construction
For construction projects for new renewable plants, the Sustainable construction site model is used, which includes a number of actions that help to minimise the effects on the environment:
- The installation of photovoltaic panels to reduce the use of diesel generator sets, which are donated to the community after the work is completed for installation in municipal or public service buildings.
- The installation of rainwater collection tanks to minimise the use of water resources, which can be donated to the community after the plant construction is complete.
- Efficient lighting on construction sites.
- Fostering the local recruitment of workers for the site and hiring local transport, catering and accommodation services.