|Location||Type of power station||Surface area||Plant capacity|
|Cubillos del Sil (León)||Thermal||330 hectares||1.052 MW|
Nowadays, we find ourselves amid a profound transformation within the energy sector. Amid a movement towards a decarbonised economy to tackle the urgent need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to curb the effects of climate change.
In order to achieve the decarbonisation objective agreed by the countries that signed the Paris Agreement, the electricity sector needs to be completely transformed to become entirely emission-free. Energy efficiency, renewable energy and abandoning fossil fuels are key in achieving these objectives.
Up until a few years ago, large power stations provided energy for the entire country. Nowadays, renewable energy power plants form part of a new model for generating cleaner, emission-free energy that can be distributed further.
This change in the energy model also implies a profound social transformation that we must face head-on, as it impacts people, communities and territories whose economies revolve around traditional energy sources. In order for this transformation to be a success, we must ensure that it is a fair energy transition and that nobody gets left behind. That is why Endesa, as a socially responsible company, has launched a plan for the future, which—in addition to wider efforts—minimises the economic impacts of terminating such activities for the area as much as possible.
The Compostilla Thermal Production Unit is located in the municipal districts of Cubillos del Sil and Ponferrada in the El Bierzo region, in the northwest of the province of León. This district is home to 125,000 inhabitants, has a long history of agricultural and industrial traditions and forms part of the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route.
Compostilla is connected to the Western Europe Motorway of the Sea through Ferrol, Gijón and A Coruña, and is one hour away from the high-speed railway that connects Madrid with León and Oviedo. What's more, the A-6 motorway is just 6 km away.
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