Enel Generación Costanera inaugurated a solar park installed in the plant's parking lot that provides clean energy to the office building. In addition, the system allows the company's electric vehicles to be charged. The construction took place during the summer and is already in full operation.
“This initiative has a double value: we generate solar energy that powers all the offices of our plant and its electric cars, but it is also of powerful symbolic value: the largest thermal plant in Latin America begins with the hybridization process. In other words, on a small scale, it symbolizes the energy mix where the world is going in this energy transition, ”said Pablo Gutiérrez, head of Enel Generación Costanera.
The park has 360 state-of-the-art monocrystalline panels, which produce up to 150 kWh, enough to power around 15 family homes. “If we look at the electric Kangoo that we have at the plant, we can affirm that it is a vehicle that does not produce any impact on the environment during its operation. It is charged with electrical energy that is also taken from the sun ”, Gutiérrez remarks.
Enel is a multinational electricity company and a leading integrated player in the global energy, gas and renewable energy markets. It is present in more than 30 countries around the world, producing energy with more than 88 GW of managed capacity. Enel distributes electricity over a network of more than 2.2 million kilometers to some 74 million commercial and domestic end users around the world. Enel's renewable energy division, Enel Green Power, is the world's largest private renewable player, managing more than 46 GW of wind, solar, geothermal and hydroelectric plants in Europe, America, Africa, Asia and Oceania.
Enel Generación Costanera inaugurated a solar park
Published on Wednesday, 12 May 2021