Endesa company. is waiting to receive the municipal authorization to proceed with the demolition of one of the chimneys of the Las Caletillas power plant. The City Council of Candelaria still keeps the file that corresponds to this request open. The electric company hopes that it will be resolved promptly.
In fact, the Ministry of Ecological Transition, Fight against Climate Change and Territorial Planning granted the administrative authorization for the dismantling and demolition of steam groups numbers 3 and 4 and the chimney of the Caletillas thermal power plant in July 2021. The General Directorate of Energy thus resolved the request submitted by Unión Eléctrica de Canarias Generación on February 17, 2011. The company presented the project that enabled the authorization of the Government of the Canary Islands on April 9.
For now, the City Council of Candelaria granted the urban planning license for major works for the dismantling and demolition of groups 3 and 4, which includes the main and auxiliary transformers, the boiler and external installations in the boiler area, the smoke ducts, precipitator, external smoke ducts that connect to the concrete chimney assembly (not including the chimney), as well as the associated ancillary equipment that corresponds to the main installations and equipment.
This authorization was granted last February. The execution budget amounts to 470,198 euros, although the cost of the operation, including the demolition of one of the chimneys, was estimated by the regional Executive at 990,095 euros.
The removal of two steam groups costs 470,000 euros and 990,000 if the chimney is included
Yesterday, the electricity company showed its intention to deal with the removal of this outstanding element from the Las Caletillas plant soon. The General Directorate of Energy granted, in July 2021, a period of 20 months to dismantle the two pieces of equipment and demolish the chimney.
Endesa reported the day before yesterday that starting in the summer one of the two steam chimneys, the smaller one, at the Jinámar plant will be demolished, while its turbines, generators, condensers and other auxiliary equipment will be removed. A performance that the company estimated at 1.3 million.
Groups 3 and 4 of the Candelaria thermal power plant have 40 megawatts (MW) of net power each. They were put into service in 1975 and 1976, respectively. The company reported that they met the established 20,000 hours of operation before being disconnected.