SPAIN: The Technology Park
Walqa Technology Park
Walqa Technology Park is located in the North East of Spain near the city of Huesca. The park is an initiative run by Aragon regional government entities and the local city council and is the work place of around 1000 employees. There are a total of 4 buildings owned by the park and several other privately owned buildings with varying energy requirements.
The park is situated near the France border and on the limits of the Spanish power system, with a single node connecting it to a weak distribution power grid operated by ENDSEA, the largest utility company in Spain. Walqa Technology Park has additional renewable energy generation in the form of 3 wind turbines and 5 PV sun trackers combined with a storage system of batteries, supercapacitors and a hydrogen electrolyser. The park can be seen as a microgrid connected at the end of a weak distribution network. Therefore, there is an interest in becoming a self-sufficient electrical island that can strengthen the security of supply and avoid fluctuations in power in the park.
By working with actors such as companies in the Technology Park, Huesca City Council, Aragon Regional Government, and ENDESA, technical solutions will be developed with the local community involved in the process.
The pilot sites:
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