La Risca - Alvarado I CSP Project

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

Project Overview

Power Station: La Risca - Alvarado I
Location: Alvarado
Badajoz
Extremadura
Spain
Owners (%): Acciona
Technology Parabolic Trough
Solar Resource: 2085
Nominal Capacity: 50 MW
Status Operational
Start Year: 2009

Status Date

Status Date December 03, 2021

Background

Break Ground Date 2007
Expected Generation (GWh/year) 105
Lat/Long Location 38.827,-6.826
Total Power Station Land Area 1.35

Participants

Developer Acciona
Spain
EPC Acciona, IDOM
Spain
Operator Acciona Energía
Construction Job Years 350

Costs

Total Construction Cost (2009) 230.00 million
Total Cost USD (2020) $370.52 million
Specific Cost/kW USD (2020) $ 7410.4
LCOE USD/kWh (2020) $ 0.3
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 2009
Remuneration USD/kWh Deflated (2020) 0.43
PPA or Tariff Period (Years) 25
Support Scheme Type FIT
Policy Support Scheme Real Decreto 661/2007

Plant Configuration

Solar Field

Solar Field Aperture Area (m²) 352854
# of Solar Collector Assemblies (SCAs) 768
# of Loops 96
# of SCAs per Loop 8
Collector/Heliostat Manufacturer Acciona
Spain
Collector/Heliostat Engineering or IP Owner Gossamer Space Frames
USA
Collector/Heliostat Model SGNX-2
Mirror Manufacturer Flabeg
Germany
Mirror Model RP2

Solar Field (Receiver)

Receiver Working Fluid Biphenyl/Diphenyl oxide
Receiver Working Fluid Category Thermal oil/organics
Solar Field or Receiver Inlet Temperture (C) 293°C
Solar Field or Receiver Outlet Temperture (C) 393°C
Receiver Manufacturer Schott
Germany

Power Block

Nominal Turbine or Power Cycle Capacity 50 MW
Turbine Manufacturer Siemens
Germany
Turbine Model SST-700
Power Cycle Steam Rankine
Power Cycle Pressure (Bar) 100
Cooling Type Wet