CLEAN, NON-POLLUTING ENERGY
Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
1 in 8 people still do not have access to electricity. In order to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all, it is necessary to increase the use of renewable energy from 25 % today to 38 % in 2025.
ACCIONA is positioning itself as a key player in addressing the growth in energy demand while curbing the progress of global warming and promoting the transition to a decarbonized energy model.
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
The generation and use of energy is responsible for 74 % of total greenhouse gas emissions in the world. This activity is the largest contributor to global warming. Investment in renewable energy, energy efficiency and other low carbon technologies will continue to be essential to meet the new needs of humanity and to minimise their negative impact on the environment.
ACCIONA considers the fight against climate change and its related effects to be a strategic priority. The Company is working to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions in order to contribute to the progress of society and respond to the main challenges of sustainable development in the areas of infrastructure, water and energy, leading the transition to a low-carbon economy.
- Ouarzazate, Morocco
- ACWA Power
- 160 MWe
- Contract type
- EPC - Engineering, Procurement, Construction, and Commissioning
- Parabolic trough collectors with thermal storage using molten salts for 3.5 hours
- Year construction ended
- Thermal storage using molten salts for 3.5 hours
- Produces 500 GWh of clean energy per year
- Prevents 240,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year
- Can provide electricity to 135,000 homes in the area