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Thermal power plant Plana del Vent, Vandellós - l'Hospitalet de l'Infant

With an installed capacity of 846 MW, the combined cycle plant located in Vandellós - l'Hospitalet de l'Infant (Tarragona) is one of the main generation assets of the Alpiq Group.

Plana del Vent has cutting-edge technology and is capable of supplying the electricity needed to cover the supply of power to more than 200,000 homes. A combined cycle power plant that has two groups of 423 MW each, with a yield of around 57%, much higher than the performance of a conventional thermal power plant (around 36%).


Plana del Vent generation plant, operational since 2007, is managed by Alpiq since April 2011. It is a fast, flexible, efficient and highly available plant, capable of providing clean energy when the electrical system needs it, either in a particular moment or through an extended period in time.

Although in recent years the reduction in electricity demand has led to less use of the national fleet of combined cycle facilities, the plant of Plana del Vent has contributed decisively in maintaining the stability of the electricity system and ensure the supply in times of surging demand or at the time of resolving network contingencies.

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The knowledge acquired by Alpiq in the operation of this facility in operation modes aimed at guaranteeing the stability of the electrical system allows the company to offer these services to other operators of generation assets with a guarantee of success in the optimization of their operating modes for maximum value extraction.

The facility complies with the most stringent standards in occupational, environmental and quality safety and health, as evidenced by the certifications under international OHSAS 18001, ISO 14001 and ISO 9001 standards.

Plana del Vent generates wealth in its environment, giving employment directly to 37 people, a figure that rises to around 200 indirect and induced jobs. Alpiq also collaborates with the City Council of Vandellós - l'Hospitalet de l'Infant in the promotion of social activities in the municipality.

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