Ellomay Capital Reports Receipt of Operation Permit by the Talasol Project
Tel-Aviv, Israel, September 24, 2020 – Ellomay Capital Ltd. (NYSE American; TASE: ELLO) (“Ellomay” or the “Company”), a renewable energy and power generator and developer of
renewable energy and power projects in Europe and Israel, today reported that the photovoltaic plant constructed by Talasol Solar S.L., with a peak capacity of 300MW in the municipality of
Talaván, Cáceres, Spain (the “Talasol Project”), received the final start-up certificate (“Acta de puesta en servicio definitiva”), in accordance with Article 132 of Royal Decree 1955/2000 from
the Administration. The start-up certificate is the last authorization required by the Administration from a permitting perspective for operation of the Talasol Project. Also, it enables Talasol
to request the release of the grid bond, which Talasol expects to do in the coming days.
The Company owns 51% of Talasol Solar S.L.
Ran Fridrich, CEO and a board member of the Company, commented: “As of today, Talasol’s construction is on the verge of completion and the operating permit has been obtained. This
permit is the final permit issued by the government, and once obtained the guarantees provided upon receipt of the building permit will be released. The process of connection to the grid,
which is expected to take between 5-7 weeks, is expected to commence shortly.”
About Ellomay Capital Ltd.
Ellomay is an Israeli based company whose shares are registered with the NYSE American and with the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange under the trading symbol “ELLO”. Since 2009, Ellomay
Capital focuses its business in the renewable energy and power sectors in Europe and Israel.
To date, Ellomay has evaluated numerous opportunities and invested significant funds in the renewable, clean energy and natural resources industries in Israel, Italy and Spain, including:
Ellomay Capital is controlled by Mr. Shlomo Nehama, Mr. Hemi Raphael and Mr. Ran Fridrich. Mr. Nehama is one of Israel’s prominent businessmen and the former Chairman of Israel’s
leading bank, Bank Hapohalim, and Messrs. Raphael and Fridrich both have vast experience in financial and industrial businesses. These controlling shareholders, along with Ellomay’s
dedicated professional management, accumulated extensive experience in recognizing suitable business opportunities worldwide. Ellomay believes the expertise of Ellomay’s controlling
shareholders and management enables the Company to access the capital markets, as well as assemble global institutional investors and other potential partners. As a result, we believe
Ellomay is capable of considering significant and complex transactions, beyond its immediate financial resources.
For more information about Ellomay, visit http://www.ellomay.com.
• Approximately 7.9MW of photovoltaic power plants in Spain and a photovoltaic power plant of approximately 9 MW in Israel;
• 9.375% indirect interest in Dorad Energy Ltd., which owns and operates one of Israel’s largest private power plants with production capacity of approximately 860MW, representing
about 6%-8% of Israel’s total current electricity consumption;
• 51% of Talasol, which is involved in a project to construct a photovoltaic plant with a peak capacity of 300MW in the municipality of Talaván, Cáceres, Spain;
• 100% of Groen Gas Goor B.V. and of Groen Gas Oude-Tonge B.V., project companies developing anaerobic digestion plants with a green gas production capacity of approximately 375
Nm3/h, in Goor, the Netherlands and 475 Nm3/h, in Oude Tonge, the Netherlands, respectively;
• 75% of Ellomay Pumped Storage (2014) Ltd. (including 6.67% that are held by a trustee in trust for us and other parties), which is involved in a project to construct a 156 MW pumped
storage hydro power plant in the Manara Cliff, Israel.
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