The president of the Canary Islands' regional government, together with senior management from Endesa and officials from Portugal, has inaugurated the first combined cycle gas turbine facility on the island of Tenerife.

Endesa recently completed construction of the CCGT facility, which has 226MW of installed capacity and is located within the Granadilla fossil-fuel plant in the south of the island. This brings installed capacity on the island to 899MW.

This facility, along with the one inaugurated by Endesa last year on Gran Canaria in the town of San Bartolome de Tirajana, paves the way for the use of natural gas on the islands in the future, diversifying its production mix in the Canary Islands.

Endesa has invested a total of E215 million in the Tenerife CCGT.

This facility, along with the one on Gran Canaria, will be powered by diesel oil initially and be transformed to use natural gas once this fuel is available on each island.