Casablanca CSP Project

This page provides information on Casablanca CSP project, a concentrating solar power (CSP) project, with data organized by background, participants, and power plant configuration.

Project Overview

Power Station: Casablanca
Location: Talarrubias
Badajoz
Extremadura
Spain
Owners (%): ACS/Cobra
Technology Parabolic Trough
Solar Resource: 2064
Nominal Capacity: 50 MW
Status Operational
Start Year: 2013

Status Date

Status Date July 07, 2021

Background

Expected Generation (GWh/year) 160
Lat/Long Location 39.239,-5.314
Total Power Station Land Area (km²) 2

Participants

Developer Cobra
Spain
EPC Cobra
Spain
Electricity Generation Offtaker Endesa

Costs

Total Construction Cost (2013) € 345.00 million
Total Cost USD (2020) $495.23 million
Specific Cost/kW USD (2020) $ 9904.6
LCOE USD/kWh (2020) $ 0.27
Levelised cost of electricity with 5% weighted average cost of capital and a 25 year payback period, capacity dependent O&M (1.5% of investment cost per year), deflated from Year_operational using the Worldbank's GDP deflator; if station under development or construction then not deflated (assumed cost year 2020)
Remuneration EUR/kWh 0.27
Remuneration Start Year 2013
Remuneration USD/kWh Deflated (2020) 0.39
PPA or Tariff Period (Years) 25
Support Scheme Type FIT
Policy Support Scheme Real Decreto 661/2007
Concessional Funding or Other Support EIB €140 million

Plant Configuration

Solar Field

Solar Field Aperture Area (m²) 510120
# of Solar Collector Assemblies (SCAs) 624
# of Loops 156
# of SCAs per Loop 4
# of Modules per SCA 12
SCA Aperture Area (m²) 817
SCA Length (m) 144
Collector/Heliostat Manufacturer Sener
Spain
Collector/Heliostat Engineering or IP Owner Sener
Spain
Collector/Heliostat Model SenerTrough
Mirror Manufacturer Flabeg
Germany
Mirror Model RP3

Solar Field (Receiver)

Receiver Working Fluid Biphenyl/Diphenyl oxide
Receiver Working Fluid Category Thermal oil/organics
# of Heat Collector Elements (HCEs) 22464
Solar Field or Receiver Inlet Temperture (C) 293°C
Solar Field or Receiver Outlet Temperture (C) 393°C
Receiver Manufacturer Solel
Israel
Receiver Model UVAC-2008

Power Block

Nominal Turbine or Power Cycle Capacity 50 MW
Turbine Manufacturer Siemens
Germany
Power Cycle Steam Rankine
Power Cycle Pressure (Bar) 100
Turbine Efficiency Percent 38.1
Cooling Type Wet

Thermal Energy Storage

Storage Type 2-tank indirect
Storage Capacity (Hours) 7.5
Storage Description 60% Sodium Nitrate, 40% Potassium Nitrate.