Enel Green Power, fulfilling its commitment to develop renewable energy sources throughout Central America, by investing $ 30 million in photovoltaic generation, inaugurates two solar plants in the communities of Jagüito (El Roble district, Coclé province) and Esperanza (Progreso district, district de Barú, Chiriquí province).
Together, both projects represent a capacity of 39.36 megawatts (MW) and will generate 59.65 gigawatt hours (GWh) per year, avoiding the emission of more than 35,400 tons of carbon dioxide. (CO2) annually.
The Jagüito photovoltaic solar plant, a 13.12 MW capacity project, will generate 20.19 GWh per year of clean energy, avoiding the emission of more than 11,800 tons of CO2 per year. It covers an area of 13.17 hectares, with the use of 32,130 monocrystalline photovoltaic panels.
For its part, the Esperanza solar plant has 26.24 MW of capacity and will generate 39.46 GWh GWh per year of green energy, avoiding the emission of more than 23,600 tons of CO2 into the atmosphere. It covers an area of 40 hectares, where 64,440 monocrystalline photovoltaic panels have been installed.
According to Enel Green Power, the construction of these two solar plants contributes to the economic reactivation of Panama and will feed the local operation of important clients in the country’s commercial and industrial sector.
“The construction of two new solar plants in Panama is one more example of our commitment to developing renewable energy sources throughout Central America,” he commented Bruno Riga, Head Enel Green Power Centroamérica.
“We are focused on promoting sustainable growth, involving local communities, providing training and education courses to residents of the area, promoting human resources, managing good practices in climate action and decarbonization. We are the largest generator in the country in this technology, with an installed capacity of 62 MW and we expect to exceed 100MW of photovoltaic capacity by the end of 2021. We are pleased to make our innovative and cutting-edge technology, experience and leadership available to our clients. in the supply of renewable energies so that they can achieve their sustainability objectives, thus becoming their allies for sustainable development. “
The energy supply agreements related to these plants demonstrate the growing interest of the private sector in incorporating renewable energy into their operations.
Both photovoltaic energy projects respect the country’s ecosystem and its diversity, as well as contribute to the growth and diversification of Panama’s energy matrix.
Enel Green Power Panama thus consolidates its leadership in the local generation market and reaffirms its commitment to its global decarbonization objectives and to lead the energy transition based on the development of sustainable energies.
Reinforcing its position as the world’s largest private renewable energy operator, Enel Green Power Panamá promotes the country to the set of nations that contribute to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, to action for climate change and preservation of our planet.
In this important act he was present, Jorge Rivera Staff, National Secretary of Energy, His Excellency Giulio Mignacca, Consul of the Republic of Italy in Panama, Omar Montilla, Vice Minister of Internal Trade. Jorge Luis Almengor, Vice Minister of Finance and Armando Fuentes, general administrator of the National Authority of Public Services.