Endesa's decarbonisation strategy has hit the accelerator, as announced in the presentation of the 2021-23 Strategic Plan. Over the next three years, Endesa will build, through its renewable energy division Enel Green Power España, new renewable parks that will enable an additional 3,900 MW to be connected to the company's generation mix. Of that power, 3,000 MW will originate from photovoltaic solar sources, a technology that adapts especially well to the climatic conditions of Spain, where there are between 2,500 and 3,000 daylight hours per year.
An average of 150,000 solar panels are installed in the construction of a 50 MW photovoltaic plant and up to 300 people can take part. Safety is key in the work of these teams, in mechanical work and in Covid prevention, a factor that has been an added difficulty since March 2020. Innovative technologies are therefore being applied that help to facilitate work and avoid risks in the different tasks carried out during construction.
Smart-glasses to supervise the works
The use of smart-glasses enables remote assistance from supervisors without the need to physically go to the area. The technology used also includes an infrared camera that takes snapshots of what is being seen, a revolution for detailed monitoring of construction and commissioning activities in times of Covid.
"The use of this technology enables closer contact to be maintained with the work being undertaken in construction works. It provides a real vision of the evolution of the works and the state thereof, increasing the quality of interaction between those who are on the ground day after day, and those who supervise from homes or offices what is being done hundreds of kilometres away," explains Luca Capuozzo, Project Execution Leader of Endesa's renewable energy division, Enel Green Power España.