The Vice-President of the European Commission, Maroš Šefčovič, visited the ACCIONA Renewable Energy Control Centre (CECOER) in Sarriguren (Navarra) this afternoon.
This facility is the largest, global-scale centre devoted to renewable energy. It manages 12,800 MW in 18 countries across five continents.
The CECOER manages the operation of 301 wind farms, 80 hydroelectric plants, 10 photovoltaic plants, 6 solar thermal plants, 5 biomass plants and 250 transformer substations in real-time and enables the integration of the energy produced by these facilities in the power grids of each country.
Šefčovič went to the CECOER as part of a visit to Spain to start the second Energy Union tour, which seeks to promote dialogue among citizens, businesses, academia, government, politicians and civil society on the major challenges that Europe faces in the energy sector, as well as on the set of legislative and regulatory proposals from the European Commission which includes the Energy Union Package.
ACCIONA Energía is a global operator in renewable energies with over 20 years’ experience in the sector. It owns and operates 220 wind farms totaling 7,260 MW; 79 hydro plants (888 MW); 6 CSP plants (314 MW); photovoltaic plants totaling 389 MWp and three biomass plants (61 MW). The company develops projects for customers in wind and photovoltaic power, and markets power to large customers. www.acciona-energia.com
It belongs to the ACCIONA Group, a leader in sustainable solutions for infrastructures and renewable energy projects worldwide. Its range of services covers the entire value chain of design, construction, operation and maintenance. The company earned revenues of 5,977 million euros in 2016, has a presence in more than 30 countries and carries out its activities within a commitment to the economic and social development of the communities it operates in. ACCIONA’s aim is to lead the transition to a low-carbon economy, and does this by applying criteria of quality and innovation processes to all its projects with a view to optimizing the efficient use of resources and caring for the environment. www.acciona.com