TotalEnergies and Soltec present the solar plant in La Asomada
TotalEnergies, a multi-energy company, and Soltec Power Holdings, through its project development division: Powertis, today presented to local and regional authorities the 4.5 MW "La Asomada" solar photovoltaic plant located in Cartagena, Murcia. The visit to the installation was attended, as representative of the Government of the Region of Murcia, by Horacio Sánchez, Director General of Energy and Industrial and Mining Activity, Amador Ruiz, Head of the Energy Service, Cristina Mora, Councillor for the Environment, as well as the Mayoress of Cartagena, Noelia Arroyo.
They were accompanied by Yago Mancebo, General Manager for Europe at TotalEnergies Renewables International. Soltec Power Holdings was represented by Raúl Morales, CEO of the company, and Pablo Otín, General Manager of Powertis, the group's photovoltaic project development division.
The new La Asomada solar farm will supply energy to around 2,200 homes, avoiding the emission of around 70,000 tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere during the lifetime of the farm. This project is a further step towards TotalEnergies' goal of 5 GW of solar power for Spain by 2026, and is also in line with Soltec's strategy of promoting solar photovoltaic energy as a leading renewable energy in the energy transition. It also does so with respect for the environment: the clearing of the plant is carried out with a flock of 200 sheep, which benefits both the ecological impact of the installation and the agricultural and livestock farming environment.
The wind farm covers an area of 8.6 hectares, has a nominal power of 4.2 MW, the peak power is 4,500 kWp and will produce 8,800 MWh/year of clean energy for local residents, saving approximately 2,330 tonnes of CO2 emissions into the atmosphere per year.
The photovoltaic plant, promoted by both companies, and which is already evacuating energy, is part of the eight solar projects being developed by TotalEnergies and Soltec in Murcia to boost the region's energy transition and provide its inhabitants with clean energy at a more economical price. Specifically, these projects, promoted by TotalEnergies and Soltec, have a total nominal capacity of almost 363 MWp, which will produce more than 710,000 MWh/year of clean energy in the region, avoiding the emission of around 190,000 tonnes per year into the atmosphere. They also represent an investment of more than 270 million euros and will generate 600 jobs during the construction phase and 34 for maintenance, which demonstrates the commitment of both companies to the Region of Murcia and their commitment to the residents of these areas.
TotalEnergies' investment in Murcia in the field of clean energy generation now adds to the presence it already has in this autonomous community in terms of marketing to homes and businesses. More than 128,000 people already rely on TotalEnergies for their electricity, gas and maintenance services. The multi-energy company has a sales and customer service office in the region, located on Calle Ronda de Levante in Murcia, where it also provides information about its self-consumption and electric mobility products. TotalEnergies is also a sponsor of the TotalEnergies Murcia Marathon.