Puerto Errado 2 Thermosolar Power Plant CSP Project

This page provides information on Puerto Errado 2 Thermosolar Power Plant CSP project, a concentrating solar power (CSP) project, with data organized by background, participants, and power plant configuration.

Project Overview

Power Station: Puerto Errado 2 Thermosolar Power Plant
Location: Calasparra
Región de Murcia Spain
Owners (%): Elektra Baselland, Industrielle Werke basel, Novatec Biosol
Technology Linear Fresnel
Solar Resource: 1996
Nominal Capacity: 30 MW
Status Operational
Start Year: 2012

Status Date

Status Date


Break Ground Date 2011
Expected Generation (GWh/year) 49
Lat/Long Location 38.278,-1.6
Total Power Station Land Area (km²) 0.7


Developer Novatec Biosol
Spain, Germany
EPC Novatec
Electricity Generation Offtaker Iberdrola S.A.U., REE
Annual Operations Jobs 25


Total Construction Cost (2012) € 120.00 million
Total Cost USD (2020) $169.4 million
Specific Cost/kW USD (2020) $ 5646.7
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 2012
Remuneration USD/kWh Deflated (2020) 0.38
PPA or Tariff Period (Years) 25
Support Scheme Type FIT
Policy Support Scheme b1.2 R.D 661/2007

Plant Configuration

Solar Field

Solar Field Aperture Area (m²) 302000
Mirror Width in Line (m) 16
# of Lines 28
Mirror Line Length (m) 940
Collector/Heliostat Engineering or IP Owner Novatec
Mirror Manufacturer Novatec Solar España S.L.

Solar Field (Receiver)

Receiver Working Fluid Water/Steam
Receiver Working Fluid Category Water
Solar Field or Receiver Inlet Temperture (C) 140°C
Solar Field or Receiver Outlet Temperture (C) 270°C
Receiver Manufacturer Novatec
Receiver Model Nova-1

Power Block

Nominal Turbine or Power Cycle Capacity 30 MW
Turbine Manufacturer GE
Turbine Model Thermodyne 
Power Cycle Pressure (Bar) 55
Cooling Type Dry

Thermal Energy Storage

Storage Type Single-tank thermocline
Storage Capacity (Hours) 0.5
Storage Description Ruths tank

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