Gas Natural Fenosa has a 2,526 megawatt (MW) fleet of coal and fuel-gas power plants across the globe. The company has one of the best technologies for reducing the environmental impact of these plants and carries out research into solutions for capturing and storing the CO2 emitted by the coal power plants. The company has launched a pilot plant for capturing carbon dioxide in its thermal power plant of La Robla (León). Coal generation fell by 27.4% for the year, despite entry into force of the Royal Decree on Security of Supply on 26 February 2011. In aggregate terms, in 2013 national coal production, 12,8 TWh, was nearly half that of imported coal, 24.2 TWh, together covering 15.0% of the demand, five points under the 2012 aggregate. Gas Natural Fenosa takes part in a number of projects to capture and store the CO2 generated by coal power plants. These include CENIT CO2, that ended in 2010 and which examined the extensive range of technologies available.
A project worth noting is the construction of a 300 kWt experimental plant for capturing CO2. The plant has been installed in the thermal power plant of La Robla (León, Spain) as part of a new project, MenosCO2, which will complete and further develop the experimental programme for capturing CO2, in order to obtain decisive results so that the real viability of the technology can be established.
As for fuel plants, the multinational has 321 MW of power from the Dominican Republic and Kenya. In Spain, the activity in these plants has been reduced to practically zero over recent years, but they still play an important role in meeting demand in many countries around the world. In 2009 Gas Natural Fenosa opened seven new diesel plants in Kenya, which increased its production in the country by almost 50% in 2010.