Acciona to supply renewable energy to Acuamed desalination plants

Spanish company Acciona has received a contract to supply power to all the desalination and water treatment plants and other installations in Spain managed by the government agency Aguas de las Cuencas Mediterraneas (Acuamed).

The contract is for one year from July 2011 for an estimated € 24.1 million.

Under the contract, Acciona will supply electricity through its subsidiary Acciona Green Energy Developments to Acuamed’s installations in the provinces of Castellón, Valencia, Alicante, Murcia, Albacete, Almería, Málaga and Madrid.

All the power produced by Acciona, estimated at around 295 million kWh over the period, will come from renewable sources with certificates of origin issued by the Spanish National Energy Commission. This aspect was considered positive among the evaluation parameters of the offers that were presented for the tender, the company said.

Acciona has also fulfilled the demanded flexibility requirements laid down by Acuamed. This will allow the company to achieve major savings in energy costs by using the capacity of a large part of the infrastructures it manages – such as the desalination plants – to modulate its consumption and transfer it to times when the electricity price is lower.