Galp transforms 100 service areas in Iberia into producers of solar power
The disruption of the energy markets caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine means that this investment decision is even more timely. Replacing network energy with clean solar power in these service areas translates into annual savings of over €30,000.
This plan kicked off with the installation of these systems in 12 service areas in Spain, which are already in operation. The benefits gained brought forward the decision to expand. During the first stage, the project was extended to around 50 service stations in Portugal and the same number in Spain, amounting to 2.5 MWp with annual savings estimated at over €30,000, which extrapolates to savings of more than €750,000 over the 25-year lifespan of the solar panels.
The disruption of the energy markets caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine means that this investment decision is even more timely.
According to Teresa Abecasis, executive director and Commercial COO of Galp, “The energy crisis we are experiencing, the likes of which we haven’t seen in the last 50 years, shows that investing in energy transition is not only a question of sustainability but also of survival. Galp, which provides solutions so that society can speed up this transition, has to set a good example.”
The plan to roll out this project in 2022 doesn’t just include stations managed by Galp, but also those operated by third parties. In Spain, it also includes service stations managed by Galp via concessions awarded under public tenders launched by the Spanish state-owned motorway network.
Galp performs this kind of project for its corporate clients under the brand Galp Solar, thereby contributing towards decarbonising their business, enhancing energy autonomy and cutting their bills.