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Vigo Port To Receive 100% Renewable Energy By 2021

Vigo port to receive 100% renewable energy by 2021

Vigo Port To Receive 100% Renewable Energy By 2021

Vigo, Spain (PortSEurope) November 21, 2018 – Spanish power utility Endesa SA has won a €2 million ($2.3 million) contract to supply electricity to Vigo port until 2021. 

In this way, Vigo port will become the first harbour in the northern Spanish region of Galicia to receive all of its energy from renewable sources, as set out in the contract signed with Endesa. 

The move is among the most important actions of the strategy that the port has designed to comply with the recommendation of the EU on the reduction of emissions to the atmosphere in order to avoid the dangers of climate change. 

“We imposed this requirement because of our commitment to the environment as a green port, and thanks to this, in three years we will stop emitting five tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere,” José Enrique Escolar Piedras, head of the Port Planning and Infrastructure Department of Vigo, said.

Endesa emphasises the importance of assuming the first service of supplying green energy to a Galician port. The company’s spokesperson in Galicia explained that 6 gigawatt hours (GWh) per year of electricity will be supplied. To get a rough idea of what this data means and the size of the port contract, he adds: “The average consumption of a house in Spain is 3,500 kilowatt hours (KWh) a year.”

Source: Faro de Vigo

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