Correos: Installation of solar panels at the Automated Sorting Centre in Madrid
The Automated Sorting Centre in Vallecas, Madrid, has become the largest self-consumption photovoltaic plant in our company.
With over 960 high-efficiency photovoltaic panels of 540 Wp (Watt-peak) capacity installed, it now generates enough energy to cover most of the electricity needs of the centre. Overall, the installed panels provide the facility with a power capacity of 518 kWp (kilowatt-peak), and in 2022, they allowed to produce up to 251.548 MWh (Megawatt hour).
This installation is a milestone in the adoption of green energy self-consumption by Correos. Considering the cost of the energy produced by the photovoltaic panels and the average cost of energy purchased from the electricity grid, Correos will achieve important cost savings.
This investment is part of Correos’ long-term strategy aimed at reducing its carbon footprint and improving energy efficiency. Currently, the company is planning to extend this model progressively to the rest of its centres and buildings in Spain.
RESULTS and IMPACT
Correos’ investment in renewable self-consumption energy has a great positive impact. The photovoltaic installation in Madrid’s Centre will prevent the emission to the atmosphere of 367 tons of CO2 per year and will allow Correos to achieve savings of over 2,200,000€ in energy costs over the next years.