The President of the Board of Castilla-La Mancha, Emiliano García-Page, yesterday opened in Puertollano the new renewable energy generation plant with low emission biomass of 50 MW of Ence in the town of La Mancha, in an act that has told with the presence of the Mayor of Puertollano, Isabel Rodríguez García, as well as the President of the company, Ignacio Colmenares, and the President of Honor, Juan Luis Arregui.
In his speech, Emiliano García-Page, stressed that “we are facing a project that is committed to the revitalization of a city that has been industrial capital, and has been especially linked to the energy sector. With its implementation, employment is created and the trauma that constituted the closure of Elcogás for this municipality is restored ”. He also stressed that “the profitability of clean energy and the circular use of natural resources, such as that of this project, is enormous, and in Castilla-La Mancha we must take advantage of it.”
Ignacio Colmenares stressed in his speech that the project “constitutes an example of a contribution to the just energy transition thanks to the acquisition of Ence in 2017 of the site of the former Elcogás thermal power plant, for the construction of this new renewable biomass generation plant . A project that is in line with the National Integrated Energy and Climate Plan 2021-2030 and that has allowed us to maintain quality industrial employment, which contributes to the revitalization of the economy of the area and that favors the decarbonization of our energy system ” .
The event was also attended by the Minister of Economy, Business and Employment, Patricia Franco Jiménez, the Minister of Sustainable Development, José Luis Escudero Palomo, and the President of the Diputación de Ciudad Real, José Manuel Caballero Serrano.