In 2019, we carried out one of the most ambitious energy projects in the country: launching 25 new wind and solar parks. Through our renewable energy subsidiary, Enel Green Power España (EGPE), we managed to connect to the network the 879 MW of renewable energy that we were awarded in the auctions held in 2017
A milestone in our commitment to the energy transition towards an emission-free model, which has been an exciting challenge for the people who experienced it most closely and who made it possible. We have asked some of them about their experience with this project and they all emphasise that the key has been enthusiasm and teamwork.
A hopeful and complex, but exciting challenge
When Javier Domínguez, one of the project managers on the project, learned that Endesa was awarded this renewable capacity in the auction, he thought it was a good opportunity to return home after many years working outside Spain. Javier Garrido, also a project manager, highlights the enthusiasm as the first thing he felt: “The first feeling was enthusiasm to be able to integrate into this team, which is responsible for building a renewable capacity that would allow us to take up the challenge of decarbonisation”.
Ana Sánchez, Permitting Manager, experienced it as a great challenge: “There were so many projects, so little time. It was viable, but complicated”. It was also a challenge for Luca Capuozzo, Project Leader E&C Iberia in the company: “The first thing that crossed my mind was that it was going to be complicated because, ultimately, there were 25 projects that we had to build and connect”.
The team: the best tool for undertaking the project
“We have a mission to fulfil. Let's go for it and overcome everything that comes our way”. This is how the construction and connection of the Javier Garrido power plants was undertaken, which I felt a lot of respect for because I knew how big the challenge would be.
From his point of view, a committed and effective working group was necessary when faced with this task, so “many people from inside and outside the company were involved, and I knew we had an enthusiastic and highly motivated team”.