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Sustainable wines thanks to self-consumption systems: the story of Garcìa Carrìon

A cutting-edge energy project for self-consumption at Europe’s largest winery, capable of meeting 30% of its energy needs with clean, renewable power.

García Carrión has signed an agreement with Enel X for the installation of a self-consumption PV system at each of its nine production centers in Spain, with a total capacity of 18,164 kWp, which will enable the company to meet around 30% of its energy needs and reduce emissions by approximately 8,300 metric tons of CO₂ a year. This sustainability strategy was recently recognized by the #PorElClima Community as a benchmark for innovation and the use of the latest generation technologies to reduce and neutralize its carbon footprint across the length of the entire value chain.

The client

García Carrión is Europe’s largest winemaking company, the fourth largest in the world and a leader in the sector. For more than 130 years, quality, innovation, customer service and team spirit have been the values characterizing the family-run group founded in 1890. Today the company is present in more than 150 countries with its prestigious wine brands, including ten protected designation of origin labels, as well as the Don Simon fruit juice brand, which is a market leader in Spain.

The agreement’s benefits

Enel X’s challenge

The Garcìa Carrìon Group needed to implement a decarbonization strategy at its production centers that would make them more competitive by focusing on self-consumption.
By the end of 2022, Enel X will install 33,637 photovoltaic modules on an area equivalent to 13 soccer fields spread across 9 plants – one for each of the Garcìa Carrìon group’s production centers – and with a total capacity of 18,164 kWp. 100% of the energy produced will be self-consumed. Furthermore, the group has signed a long-term Power Purchase Agreement that runs until 2032 to supply energy that is 100% renewable with contractual conditions that will ensure greater economic stability in the face of fluctuations in the energy market.
The photovoltaic systems will meet 30% of the company’s energy needs, ensuring a net reduction both in energy costs and CO₂ emissions of around 8,300 metric tons a year.
Enel X’s challenge