The PP mayor has said that the plant will generate 8,300 jobs during construction and will maintain a staff of 590 permanent workers once it starts, something that has been questioned by the experts consulted by the PSOE
The general secretary of the PSOE in Lorca, Diego Ferra, said today his party's doubts about the announcement by the mayor of the PP, Francisco Jodar, to build, from 2013, the largest photovoltaic solar plant in the world council Palm tendrils.
To Ferra, the project has no "technical soundness and economic viability."
He said, first, that it is "striking" that is intended to produce through this central 400 megawatts (MW) of power when in the Region of Murcia, are currently producing 306, which have required further "collaboration virtually all financial institutions of the autonomous region. "
And is that the announcement of an investment over the 1,100 million euros from the company Andaltia contrasts strongly with the social capital of the same, which is only 5,000 euros.
Ferra also drew attention to the fact that the company was established just a year ago and has not executed until the date any such project.
On its website announcing performances in New Mexico (USA) "traced" to seeking to enforce in Lorca but that, today, are not running.
Jódar also said the solar plant would generate 8,300 jobs during construction and will maintain a staff of 590 permanent workers once it starts.
"Anyone who knows the sector minimally, knows that one of the peculiarities of these plants is that hardly require maintenance and operating with very few operators," Ferra said.
In this regard, the Socialist leader lamented the "irresponsibility" of the PP mayor who said he is "playing with the feelings and expectations of thousands of unemployed Lorca" that "would not be decent to be kidding."
Moreover, Ferra placed the emphasis on the higher districts, where the plant would be installed supposedly lacks the necessary transmission line to discharge the energy generated.
The cooperation agreement signed between the regional government Andaltia and makes explicit the need for a line of the Spanish electricity network in which dump energy.
However, the only one that has the town, known as Littoral Rocamora, is located in the Sierra de la Almenara, about 50 miles.
Another aspect of "dubious" of this project is related to reductions in central government to producers of photovoltaic solar energy.
"How is it possible that a few weeks, PP verbatim sure that the removal of aid put at serious risk the investment of these producers and now believes he can produce 400 MW without any subsidy?" Asked Ferra.
For the PSOE, it is not feasible for the company to produce, as claimed, the electricity under normal, ie non-primate.
In this sense, the list showed Ferra, nationwide, the Ministry of Industry of facilities registered in the register of pre-allocation of facilities in the special regime, ie primed, and "no more than 50 MW despite being designed by well-established multinational companies in the industry. "
It has also asked the council if you have signed any agreement with Andaltia financial obligations attached thereto or re-zoning, and has been interested in the exact spot where the facilities will be raised.
In short, to Ferra, the project is "a toast to the sun" and explained that no company has achieved more career start an energy initiative of this magnitude.
The socialist leader has accused the mayor, Francisco Jódar of "selling smoke" and "play with the illusions of the people as did the Chinese draft, which was never seen again."
Source: PSOE Lorca