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IU-Verdes proposes to study the installation of photovoltaic panels in municipal buildings (29/11/2019)

Everyone knows the climatic emergency that our planet is experiencing.

Thus, after years of non-compliance by many countries of the different global climate agreements, it is increasingly necessary to reduce CO2 emissions into the atmosphere.

In this sense, according to the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), it is imperative that in 10 years the emissions of greenhouse gases be reduced by 55% so that the global average temperature rise does not exceed 1.5 ° C

An increase in temperature above that figure will lead to severe environmental problems such as the increase in the frequency of natural disasters or the rise in sea level.

Problems that obviously will also affect Yecla.

In Izquierda Unida, we think that stopping global warming is everyone's business, but public administrations at all levels have a responsibility to set an example.

In this way, the local administration has a moral and social obligation to do everything in its power to reduce local emissions and achieve a more sustainable city.

In this sense, self-consumption photovoltaic installations represent a double opportunity for our City Council.

On the one hand, they reduce the electricity consumption of municipal properties linked to greenhouse gas emissions;

and on the other hand, they mean economic savings in the cost of electricity in the medium term.

However, at present there are few municipal buildings that have energy installations from the sun, either thermal or photovoltaic energy.

Thus, only some buildings such as the Bioclimatic or the José Ortega Chumilla Sports Center have small solar energy installations.

The City of Yecla has many properties and many of them may be suitable for the installation of photovoltaic equipment on the roof or in any place that is technically feasible.

Therefore, we believe that it is necessary to create a catalog of municipal buildings suitable for the installation of photovoltaic panels.

Catalog that differentiates in which buildings it is feasible to perform these installations and in which they cannot be installed for technical or historical reasons.

Also, it is necessary to know the objective power attainable in each building and the possible savings in electricity consumption in order to establish investment priorities.

Finally, it is necessary to point out that, after the entry into force of Royal Decree-Law 15/2018 and Royal Decree 244/2019, the connection of the self-generation facilities of renewable energies to the electricity grid has benefits in the invoice of the light.

Thus, electricity that is not consumed can be discharged to the grid and subsequently becomes a discount on the bill.

In this way, this would mean extra savings to the municipal coffers that would make these facilities profitable faster.

For all the above, the United Left-Green Municipal Group has proposed to the Plenary the adoption of the following agreements:

FIRST.

That the technical services carry out a study of electric self-consumption in municipal buildings through photovoltaic installations.

At least it will have to detail: an inventory of buildings and municipal properties that are likely to house photovoltaic installations, the amount of electrical power that could be produced, an assessment of the economic savings in the electrical consumption of municipal facilities that involve electric self-consumption and an economic assessment of the cost of performing said facilities.

SECOND.

That, once the previous study has been carried out, the Government Team prepares a Municipal Plan for Electric Self-Consumption in Municipal Buildings.

This Plan will contain a schedule of actions and investments.

THIRD.

That the Municipal Budgets be provided annually with sufficient items for compliance with the aforementioned Municipal Electric Self-Consumption Plan.

Source: IU-Verdes

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