Endesa to supply green electricity to Spanish railway system until 2025
Spanish electricity company Endesa has been awarded contracts from Adif for traction power for 1,6 billion euros and two lots of non-traction power for 109,5 million euros. The contract will start in April 2023 and will be valid until December 2025.
The contracts include traction electricity on the General Interest Railway Network (RFIG), as well as in facilities used by the Adif and Adif Alta Velocidad, such as rail terminals and stations. RFIG is the Spanish railway network that is considered of state interest to satisfy the demand for transport. The contracts imply that the electricity supplied has to be green or with a guarantee of renewable origin.
The novelty brought by this agreement is that each railway operator may develop its own energy price management strategy in coordination with Adif Alta Velocidad, as it was noted by Spanish media El Mercantil. Contracts concerning traction power will have the option to be extended for two more years after expiration, while the ones for non-traction can be extended for one year.
Endesa is one of the largest Spanish electricity companies carrying out activities of generation, distribution, and commercialization of electricity and natural gas. In 2016, the company closed the acquisition of 60 per cent of Enel Green Power Spain with Italian electricity giant Enel Group. Enel Green Power Spain can count on 266 hydroelectric, wind, solar, and biomass plants for a capacity management of 7,4 GW.