The Local Agency for Economy, Business and Employment of Castilla La Mancha has published the Resolution by the General Directorate of Industry, Energy and Mining that grants prior administrative and construction authorization for a new solar plant to Gas Natural Fenosa Renovables in Almodóvar del Campo, in Ciudad Real.
The new solar plant of Gas Natural Fenosa Renovables will be built in la Nava de Almodóvar del Campo, in Ciudad Real. It is a photovoltaic installation of 49 MWp comprised of 155,520 photovoltaic modules of 315 Wp each, 30 inverters of 1500 kVA and 15 transformation centers of 3,000 kVA. It has a total material execution budget of 35,627,216 euros.
The authorization also includes auxiliary High Voltage connection lines with a length of 5,275 meters for the connection with the substation of 46 MVA and an auxiliary transformation center of 50 kVA. A high voltage evacuation line of 45 KV – with a 2,949 meters aerial length and underground of 760 meters – runs from the solar plant to the substation of Costanilla in Puertollano.
Gas Natural Fenosa Renovables was awarded a total of 250 MW of photovoltaic energy in the renewable energy auction promoted by the Government and held in July. The company plans to invest in the same up to 165 million euro in the period 2017-2019.
Gas Natural Fenosa New solar plant
The power awarded matched those projects within the energy group´s photovoltaic portfolio with the greatest administrative progress and the best returns expected and which can meet the commissioning deadlines set at the auction (December 2019), according to explanations by the company at that time.
“The projects competitiveness lies in the sites chosen, a high solar resource (over 1,900 hours of annual production on average) and a highly optimized capex,” they said. This award also adds to the 667 MW of wind already awarded at the May auction, which will involve a maximum investment of 700 million euro and to the power registered in the Canarian Quota, currently under construction. The whole represents practically double Gas Natural Fenosa´s current renewable power in operation in Spain.