The production of electricity from this new infrastructure, whose investment amounts to 2.8 million euros, could supply a population of 30,000 people or produce the consumption of a whole quarter of the population of Lorca.
The mayor of Lorca, Diego José Mateos, has offered this morning a press conference in which, together with the Town Planning Councilor of Lorca, José Luis Ruiz Guillén have informed about the data of the project 'Central Solar Photovoltaic Track'.
The Mayor of Lorca recalled that the photovoltaic solar power plant "CSF Carril" of 49.98 MW of power, whose developer is the company Photosolar Medina 3, SL, will be located in the hamlet of Almendricos lorquina.
Mateos said that "the project has, from this past Tuesday, July 2, as published in the Official Gazette of the Region of Murcia, with prior administrative authorization and administrative authorization for the construction of the facility and is recognized the public utility thereof granted by the General Directorate of Energy and Industrial and Mining Activity for which the authorization is granted. "
The mayor has highlighted the revulsive that for the use of the municipality will have this new project, which has an investment of 2,800,000 euros, and which will allow the creation of 450 jobs during the assembly and execution phase and 50 stable positions once executed the same, for maintenance work, among others.
For his part, the mayor of Urban Planning, José Luis Ruiz Guillén has detailed that "the works of this Solar Plant will be adjusted to the project and annexes submitted and approved" and that, in case of introducing changes or modifications of its characteristics, you must request approval of said modification.
The maximum term for the execution will be 18 months, from the beginning of the works, after all the authorizations, licenses, permits and mandatory reports are available for their legal execution.
In accordance with the provisions of Royal Decree 1634/2006 of December 29, electric power distributors and distributors send each month a list of electric energy billing to their customers to each City Council.
In addition, from what was collected in some of these lists, a monthly average of consumption has been taken out in KWH that allows estimating an annual consumption for Lorca of 320,000,000 KWH.
Considering the average yield of the photovoltaic panels, an annual production could be estimated for a 49.98 MW plant, around 80,000,000 KWH.
With these data it could be estimated that the production of electricity from the photovoltaic plant could supply a population of about 30,000 people, or assume the estimated consumption of a quarter of the population of Lorca.
It should be remembered that this project already had the exceptional authorization of Public Interest granted by the General Directorate of Territorial Planning since last March 6, 2019. In addition, on June 3 was issued Resolution of the General Directorate of Environment and Sea Minor, by which the Environmental Impact Statement of the Project is formulated, in which it is indicated that according to the Report of the Information and Environmental Integration Service dated 05/14/2019, taking into account Article 41 of Law 21 / 2013, of December 9, of Environmental Evaluation, it is resolved to issue environmental impact statement, determining that, for environmental effects, the realization of said project has to be adapted to include the preventive, corrective and compensatory measures collected in section 5 of the EIS.
Source: Ayuntamiento de Lorca