The Futur-e coastal project received 14 proposals for the economic development of the plant's land

Carboneras Coastal Thermal Power Plant, Almería.
Carboneras Coastal Thermal Power Plant, Almería.
  • The international bid that Endesa began in 2020 to promote a project for the economic reactivation of the area under social and environmental sustainability criteria, following the closure of the plant, is already in the last phase of execution.
  • An assessment committee consisting of the University of Almería, the Municipality of Carboneras, the Andalusian Regional Government, the Ministry of Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge, the Almería Port Authority and Endesa will analyse the suitability of the offers presented, assessing their adaptation to the needs of the area, their business feasibility, sustainability and their ability to create employment.
  • This initiative is unique in Andalusia and responds to the Company's commitment to undertake fair energy transition.

The international Futur-e Litoral bid that Endesa launched in December 2020 in the search for projects that enable economic development on the land where the Litoral de Carboneras Thermal Power Plant and its port terminal were located, once its closure and dismantling have been completed, has reached the final phase.

8 October was the deadline for the international and Spanish companies, public entities and individuals who had participated in this initiative with the presentation of 21 expressions of interest, to contribute their binding offers on an economic-financial business plan, with a schedule and a sustainability assessment covering the social, occupational and environmental impact on the area.

Of these expressions of interest, 14 projects were presented by 10 different promoters, dealing with topics related to the circular economy, aquaculture, biofuels, tourism and logistics. The technical and economic analysis of these projects will be undertaken by the University of Almería with whom Endesa signed a collaboration agreement in September 2020.

These 14 projects will now be subject to a study by an assessment committee consisting of the University of Almería, the City Council of Carboneras, the Regional Government of Andalusia, the Ministry of Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge, the Port Authority of Almería and Endesa to analyse the suitability of the offers presented, for which a special assessment will be made of their suitability for the needs of the area, their business feasibility, their ability to generate employment and sustainability within the municipality

This part of the process will culminate in the selection of valid projects that will move on to the negotiation and signing phase of the agreements with the promoters.

This initiative is unique in Andalusia and responds to the Company's commitment to undertake fair energy transition that entails the replacement of Litoral's generation capacity with clean and renewable technologies, as well as the generation of wealth and employment in Carboneras.

 

Futur-e Litoral Plan

In 2020 Endesa launched the Futur-e Plan for these installations and it aims to contribute to mitigating the impact that these closures may have on the local population through 4 axes: A proactive search for employment; promoting economic activity in the area; training in skills for the local population and sustainability initiatives within the municipality.

To achieve this, Endesa not only organised an international bid to search for industrial projects, the company will also install some 1,200 megawatts of renewable power, mainly photovoltaic, which will replace the 1,159 megawatts of power produced by the Litoral thermal power plant so as to replace the capacity generated by this thermal power plant with clean and renewable technologies. This will involve investing hundreds of millions of euros, new employment opportunities and training in renewable energies to improve the employability of the local population.

Endesa is in constant contact with the main players involved in the Futur-e Litoral Plan, as well as with local, regional and national administrations, to coordinate the whole process in order to create shared value with all those involved and to achieve a fair transition towards new business models.

 

About Endesa

Endesa is the leading electricity company in Spain and the second largest in Portugal. It is also the second largest gas operator in the Spanish market. It is an integrated business operation that encompasses everything from generation to marketing, and through Endesa X it provides added value services aimed at decarbonising the energy used in homes, companies, industries and government agencies. Endesa is firmly committed to the United Nations SDGs and as a result decisively promotes the development of renewable energies through Enel Green Power Spain, the electrification of the economy and Corporate Social Responsibility. We also work in the latter area through the Endesa Foundation. We have around 10,000 employees. Endesa is part of Enel, the largest electricity group in Europe.

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