Spanish power major Endesa has announced that it has 4,500 MW of CCGT projects underway in Spain that will come on stream in the short- and medium-term in addition to options to develop a further 1,600 MW of new imported coal-fired generation plants.

Of the new CCGT capacity, the 800 MW Besos plant is due to begin construction early next year, once the demolition underway of the old 1 and 2 groups is complete. The 1,200 MW Compostilla station is expected to see 800 MW of its planned capacity on stream in the last quarter of 2010. Endesa also has more than 1,000 MW of capacity in development at pumping stations to cover renewables, in which it is developing new capacity of more than 2,500 MW over the next five years.

The company has options for the development 15,600 MW in new, natural gas-fired CCGT plants on the Spanish mainland.