A total of 640 homes and 74 companies in Menorca will benefit from the Balearic Energy Institute’s shared self-consumption projects.

Jan 27, 2022 | Current affairs, Featured, Revista Lloseta, Thursday Daily Bulletin, Tradition

The Vice President of the Government and Minister of Energy Transition, Productive Sectors and Democratic Memory, Juan Pedro Yllanes, together with the President of the Consell Insular de Menorca, Susana Mora; the Director General of Energy and Climate Change, Pep Malagrava, and the Managing Director of the Balearic Energy Institute (IBE), Ferran Rosa, presented this Wednesday the ten renewable energy projects that the IBE is already developing on rooftops and publicly owned car parks in Menorca, which will benefit 640 homes and 74 companies on the island and will generate 740 kW of power.

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In this regard, Yllanes indicated that “with these projects we are taking another step towards achieving the objectives set by the Climate Change Act and the Menorca 2030 Strategy in terms of implementing renewables and reducing the carbon footprint. It is also important to highlight the social aspect of these installations, as they will benefit some 640 homes across the island”. “From here I call on the institutions to make their facilities available to IBE and to cede the roofs or available parking spaces so that IBE can make shared self-consumption,” she added.

For her part, the president of the Consell Insular de Menorca, Susana Mora, said that “our commitment to the Menorca 2030 Strategy remains intact, and we will continue to collaborate and support all actions that add efforts to achieve our goal of becoming an example in the implementation of renewable energies. I would like to thank the Balearic Government once again for its support in our mission to decarbonise our island”. The event was also attended by the Councillor for the Environment and Biosphere Reserve, Josep Juaneda; the Ciutadella Town Councillor for the Environment, Maria Jesús Bagur Benejam; the Mayor of Sant Lluís, Mª Carolina Marquès Portella, and the second Deputy Mayor, Débora Marquès Fluxà.

Of the 14 photovoltaic installation projects, four are on municipal roofs, four on IBAVI homes and six on car parks.

By municipalities, in Ciutadella three additional installations will be developed in addition to the 40 kW that are already being built on the CEIP Mare de Déu del Toro. These are the public housing units in Oristano street (with a power of 60 kW), Sant Agustí de la Florida street (with 40 kW) and the multifunctional hall of the Town Hall in Sant Antoni Maria Claret street (with 100 kW). The total power installed in Ciutadella will be 240 kW (200 kW will come from the new projects), which will benefit 252 homes, 24 businesses and the Town Hall itself.

In the case of Ferreries, a 20 kW project will be promoted on the roof of the public housing development at calle de Son Morera, 5, which will benefit 28 homes and two companies. As for Es Mercadal, the project on the roof of the IBAVI building at Ronda de Ses Costes, 20, will generate up to 80 kW, which will benefit up to 112 homes and eight businesses.

In Es Castell, a project will be developed on the roof of the sports centre which will generate up to 100 kW of power with the corresponding benefit for 80 homes, ten businesses and the Town Hall. Sant Lluís, meanwhile, will host a project on the CEIP sa Garriga school of up to 100 kW, which will benefit 80 homes, ten businesses and the town council.

Finally, Maó will have two projects in 2022, one located in the Borja Moll car park and the other in the Dalt es Cós car park, which will generate 100 kW each. This 200 kW of power will benefit 160 homes, 20 businesses and the Town Hall.

In addition to the shared self-consumption projects, there are plans to develop a project on the roof of the municipal building in the Sant Lluís industrial estate to supply the energy community of the estate, which is currently being set up. This project is expected to develop 80 kW.

In addition to these projects, there will be drafted projects for four more municipal car parks, which are expected to be executed with the arrival of European funds. These are the car parks at the Ciutadella Industrial Estate, Cala en Bosc, Cala Galdana and the Maó Sports Centre.

The drafting of these 14 projects is currently in the tendering phase, and it is hoped that the construction work can progressively begin between April and August so that all the projects can be completed before the end of 2022.