Beyond the construction process and the generation of employment which the implementation of these wind and solar projects involves, the model Endesa has followed in their development has included actions to create social value for the environments in which they are located: the so-called CSV (Creating Shared Value) model. These initiatives, which have meant a disbursement of more than €2.2 million, are very diverse in nature and respond to the needs of each municipality, after conducting studies with local authorities.
The initiatives include training in renewable energy for people in the municipalities, advice on energy efficiency, lighting replacement projects with LED technology, self-supply with the installation of photovoltaic panels in nursing homes and other municipal facilities, local sociocultural projects, such as the marking or signing of hiking and bicycle touring trails, or heritage recovery, etc.
In the construction of these farms, sustainable engineering criteria were followed as was the "Sustainable Construction Site" model of Enel Green Power, including the installation of photovoltaic solar panels to cover part of the energy needs during the work and water saving measures through the installation of tanks and rain collection systems. Once construction was finished, both the photovoltaic panels and the water saving equipment was donated for public use.
Indeed, two of the actions (the installation of isolated photovoltaic equipment for the electrical consumption of the camps during the construction phase which, once completed, will be donated to the local population for public use; and the use of electric vehicles in some of the farms for the movement of those responsible for construction) were included as sustainable engineering actions within the Climate Projects 2018 by the Ministry for Ecological Transition (MITECO).
With the entry into production of this new 879 MW of capacity, Endesa currently manages, through EGPE, more than 7,438 MW of renewable capacity in Spain. Of this figure, 4,701 MW come from conventional hydraulic generation and the rest, 2,737 MW, come from wind (2,292 MW), solar (352 MW), mini-hydro (79 MW) and other renewable energy sources (14 MW).
Enel Green Power, the global renewable energy business line of the Enel Group, to which Endesa belongs, is dedicated to the development and operation of renewables worldwide, with a presence in Europe, America, Asia, Africa and Oceania. Enel Green Power is a global leader in the green energy sector with a managed capacity of about 46 GW in a generation combination that includes wind, solar, geothermal and hydroelectric energy and is at the forefront of the integration of innovative technologies in renewable energy power plants.