Endesa installs the first EV charging points in Spanish wind farms in Galicia

EV charging points in wind farms

Endesa, through clean energy subsidiary Enel Green Power España (EGPE), has installed EV charging points at four of its wind farms in Galicia.

This marks the first time the electric vehicle charging points are installed in power generation facilities in Spain.

Subsequently, EGPE will install these infrastructures at all its wind power facilities.

This way, it will provide services for company vehicles. Currently, hybrid and electric cars account for 30% of Endesa’s corporate fleet.

The first facilities to have this service will be Touriñnán IV, in Aranga; Castelo, in Coristanco; and Tordoia (both in the province of A Coruña), Couto de San Sebastian, in Silleda (Pontevedra), and Careón, in Palas de Rei (Lugo).

The equipment’s installation was handled by Endesa X, the group’s new business line, which offers installations offer added-value services and innovative technological solutions, including electric mobility.

Electric vehicles in wind farms

Using electric vehicles in wind power facilities reinforces their sustainability. This way, the company prevents the emission of GHG in environmental protected areas home to species of wildlife.

Endesa is aware of the energy challenges that society must face. In light of this, it promotes electricity as an energy carrier capable to conciliate the increasingly demanding environmental and efficiency requirements by covering citizen’s energy needs.

In this sense, electric mobility is crucial in the energy transition and decarbonization process that our economy is currently undergoing. Transport accounted for 26% of GHG emissions in Spain in 2017, making it the sector with the highest volume of emissions.

Overcoming this challenge will entail encouraging citizen’s support to change some consumption habits for more sustainable solutions. Endesa is trying to contribute to this change both through its relationship with customers and by promoting the electrification of its corporate fleet and employee’s cars.

Lowering CO2 emissions

The company is aiming to electrify half of its corporate fleet (operative, commercial, and representation) within three years. This initiative is set to incorporate 400 pure electric cars and 600 hybrids by 2021. Thus, Endesa will prevent the emissions of 1,773 tons of CO2 into the atmosphere.

Since 2010, Endesa has quadrupled the number of pure electric vehicles in its fleet, reaching 100. These cars and its 529 hybrids account for 30% of the company’s fleet.

Employee contribution

The effort to achieve sustainable mobility also includes the company’s employees. In fact, Endesa just organized the fifth edition of its Electric Mobility Plan for Employees to promote the use of electric vehicles in Spain. The goal is to add 200 employees to the 663 workers that joined in previous editions and thus, in five years, adding 10% of the staff to this initiative.

Furthermore, Endesa X is planning to execute the most ambitious electric mobility plan seen in Spain by 2023. This plan will entail an investment by €65 million and installing 108,000 public and private recharge points over the next five years; 8,500 of these charging points will be accessible to the public.

Endesa already has 461 recharge installations at its offices and power generation facilities. Also, it has exclusive EV parking with access to semi-fast and fast chargers in its Madrid, Zaragoza, and Seville headquarters.

For more information, check Energía16

See also: Endesa’s Electric Mobility Plan for Employees to prevent the emission of 3,400 tons of CO2

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