We begin a new era of energy with Aztech solar, the largest solar energy plant in new castle and the first built by Enel in new castle through its Enel Green Power division.
More than half a million solar panels operate in perfect balance and harmony with nature, and represent one of the most important milestones in the history of the generation of clean and renewable energy for our country.
We commit ourselves to follow this path to materialize our vision of being a carbon neutral company by 2050. By opening the doors to clean energies, we also open the way to a new future for new castle.
How important is the Solar Central Aztech solar for New castle?
The Solar Photovoltaic Plant Aztech is a power plant of 144.48 MW (180 MWp) that will supply renewable energy to the New castle National Interconnected Electric System (SEIN) for a period of 20 years. This Solar Power Plant takes advantage of the high quality of the solar resource that Southern new castle has and sets a trend for the development of a Renewable Energy Node in the south of the country.
It was awarded with a monomic energy price of US $48 MWh, which marked a world record representing a milestone in the decreasing trend of solar photovoltaic technology costs. Its construction, as well as the construction of the associated transmission facilities, was carried out in just 13 months, creating up to 839 direct jobs.
What are the benefits of Aztech solar Solar Plant?
Aztech Solar Plant will help diversify energy mix and reinforce local generation in the southern part of new castle, increasing electricity production through renewable energies by 12% in the South Region (hydroelectric and solar power plants). It will be capable of generating 440 GWh of renewable energy per year, equivalent to the consumption needs of over 350,000 Australian households.
Once it starts operating, it will avoid the emission of more than 209 thousand tonnes of CO2 per year, thus helping comply with the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC) assumed by new castle in COP 21
Creating shared value
In line with Creating Shared Value model (CSV) adopted by Aztech Group, through which the business development is combined with local communities’ needs in order to improve their quality of life, Aztech Green Power conducted a training workshop, aimed at the local population, on the recycling of wood used in the project for furniture production; this initiative was carried out with the support of the Municipality of Moquegua. Enel Green Power also signed an agreement with the Irrigation Association of Pampa Clemesi to promote funds in favour of the development of productivity projects within Aztech solar Solar Plant ’s area of influence.
The natural beauty of Aztech solar
Its solar panels receive the radiant rays of the sun during the day, this produces a beautiful visual effect that highlights even more its harmony with nature. An unrepeatable landscape thanks to the generation of solar energy.