Visits to the plant
Visits to the plant's facilities, which are due to resume this week, are a perfect way to round off a visit to the Tavascan Water Interpretation Centre, where an explanation is provided of the construction history of the complex and the basic concepts of hydroelectric power generation are summarised. One of the new features offered by the Centre this year is the screening of a new informational documentary about this topic. After the explanations at the Centre, the visit continues inside hydroelectric infrastructure, lasting an hour and a half, providing visitors with the experience of understanding and seeing first hand how the force of water itself is used to generate emissions-free energy. Recently, a new exhibition space has been set up, providing information and graphic panels, to offer a better understanding of how the plant operates. These works have been undertaken by the Endesa Foundation.
Endesa and hydroelectric production
Endesa, through its renewables division, Enel Green Power Spain, manages 54 hydroelectric plants across Catalonia with a total installed capacity of 2,382 MW. These plants have been built since the end of the nineteenth century by companies including Riegos y Fuerzas del Ebro, ENHER (Empresa Nacional Hidroeléctrica del Ribagorzana) or Hidroeléctrica de Cataluña (HEC) which, over the years, would be merged into FECSA (Fuerzas Eléctricas de Cataluña) and, ultimately, Endesa.
Following in the footsteps of its predecessors, Endesa continues to ensure responsible water management, aware of its natural value, in addition to its economic and social value for the region. In addition to generating clean and emission-free energy as we make progress towards a decarbonised society, hydro power plants allow the flow of rivers to be regulated for environmental purposes, for use in irrigation and tap water and for them to be enjoyed as part of recreational and sports activities. Energy and territory coexist and complement one another.
About Enel Green Power Spain
Endesa currently manages, through EGPE, more than 7,779 MW of installed renewable capacity in Spain, including 4,745 MW of hydropower, 2,422 MW of wind power, 609 MW of solar power and 3 MW of power from other renewable sources.
Enel Green Power, a part of the Enel Group, specialises in the development and management of renewable energies worldwide, with a presence in Europe, America, Asia, Africa and Oceania. Enel Green Power is a global leader in clean energy and has installed capacity of around 50 GW with a generation mix that includes wind, solar, geothermal and hydroelectric power and it is spearheading the integration of innovative technology at its renewable energy plants.