30/08/2021 – 19:33
This investment corresponds to the Cfiro, Paucali, Arlo and Argestes wind farms, which will be located in the Aragonese regions of Matarraa, Bajo Aragn and Bajo Aragn-Caspe.
These parks have a total capacity of 504 megawatts (MW) and will be capable of producing more than 1.5 million megawatt hours (MWh) of clean electricity per year, equivalent to the consumption of about 630,000 Aragonese homes, and will avoid annual emissions to the atmosphere of almost 600,000 tons of CO2.
As explained by the company, its construction and that of its associated evacuation infrastructures, located in the provinces of Teruel, Zaragoza and Tarragona, will involve the investment of around 330 million euros and promote the creation of some 2,900 jobs during the peak periods of the works. In addition, Capital Energy will permanently employ about 100 professionals in the area in the operation and maintenance phase.
The annual economic impact of these facilities on local coffers (BICE, IBI and IAE), as well as through leasing contracts, will be at least 4.3 million euros. To this recurring amount is added the punctual payment of the ICIO, which will be around 10 million.
The Argestes wind farm will be located in the municipal areas of La Fresneda, Frnoles, La Portellada and Rfales, in the province of Teruel. Its evacuation infrastructure will be located in the Teruel municipalities of La Fresneda, Valjunquera, Valdeltormo and Mazalen. The construction will involve an investment of around 60 million euros and will have 16 wind turbines of 6 MW of unit power for a capacity of 96 MW and will be able to produce more than 290,400 MWh per year, enough to cover the electricity supply of almost 120,000 homes. Argestes also avoid the annual emission into the atmosphere of about 110,000 tons of CO2.
For its part, the Arlo wind farm will entail an investment of almost 62 million euros and will be built in the municipalities of Maella, in the province of Zaragoza, and Valdealgorfa and Mazalen, in the province of Teruel. These last two towns will also host their evacuation infrastructure. In this case, the installed power will be 102 MW, divided into 17 turbines of 6 MW, and the production capacity will be more than 295,600 MWh. It will also be able to supply clean electricity to around 120,000 homes, avoiding the emission of some 110,000 tons of CO2 into the atmosphere.
The Paucali wind farm will have 19 6 MW wind turbines, which will combine an installed capacity of 114 MW and will be able to supply more than 332,200 MWh per year, enough to cover the energy demand of about 135,000 homes. This wind farm, which will avoid the emission into the atmosphere of around 130,000 tons of CO2 per year, will be located in Maella and its evacuation infrastructure, in that town in Zaragoza and Mazalen. Its development will mobilize a total investment of more than 73 million euros.
Finally, the Cfiro wind farm will entail an investment of 135 million euros. This park will be located in the municipalities of Mazalen, Valdeltormo, Valjunquera, La Fresneda and Frnoles and share evacuation infrastructure with the three wind parks already mentioned. This will be built in the municipalities of Mazalen and Calaceite, in the province of Teruel; Maella, in the province of Zaragoza; and Casares, Batea, Villalba dels Arcs, La Pobla de Massaluca, La Fatarella and Asc, in the province of Tarragona. Its 32 turbines of 6 MW of unit power will add a capacity of 192 MW and will be able to generate more than 597,100 MWh per year, thus supplying clean electricity to almost 250,000 homes, avoiding, likewise, the annual emission into the atmosphere of about 235,000 tons of CO2.
Capital Energy develops 1,500 MW in Aragn, mainly electricity, spread over more than a dozen projects. With the commissioning of all this renewable capacity, which will involve a total investment of more than 1,100 million euros, the company will be able to cover the energy consumption of more than 1.7 million homes per year and avoid the emission into the atmosphere, also annually, of about 1.6 million tons of CO2.
The construction of these facilities will lead to the creation of some 8,500 jobs and entail a tax contribution of more than 26 million euros. In the operation and maintenance phase, the company will provide permanent and quality employment to more than 300 professionals in the region and its annual tax contribution will be above 8 million euros.
In recent months, the company has made progress in the processing of the Biota and Muno wind farms (in the Zaragoza region of Cinco Villas), Diana and Vientos del Sur (in the Campo de Borja region also in Zaragoza) and Las Mareas I and II (in the Bajo Cinca region, belonging to the provinces of Huesca and Zaragoza). These projects add up to a total power of 580 MW.