Iberdrola Plans to Build Europe’s Largest Photovoltaic Plant in Extremadura
Bilbao Spain - Iberdrola is moving forward with its renewables strategy with the Francisco Pizarro project which, with a capacity of 590 megawatts (MW) and an investment totalling more than 300 million euro, will become Europe's largest photovoltaic solar plant, so far.
More than 2,000 MW under construction and processing
With the addition of Francisco Pizarro, Iberdrola is now building or processing more than 2,000 MW in Spain, accounting for 70 percent of investments in the company's plan for 2022, with a target of 3,000 MW in the country. The remaining renewable projects under development in Spain are, so far, the following:
- In Cáceres, Extremadura, the Ceclavín (328 MW), Arenales (150 MW) and Campo Arañuelo I and II photovoltaic plants (50 MW each) are undergoing administrative processing.
- In Andalusia, Iberdrola is developing the 50 MW Andévalo photovoltaic project, located within the largest wind farm in Continental Europe, promoted and managed by Iberdrola.
- The Romeral 50 MW photovoltaic project will be built in Cuenca.
- In Burgos, Iberdrola has wind farms with installed capacity of 73 MW under administrative processing (Herrera's wind farm complex and La Lora's one).
Plan to relaunch clean energy in Spain
According tot he company, Iberdrola is the biggest producer of wind energy in Spain, with an installed power of 5,770 MW, while its total installed renewable capacity, including both wind and hydroelectric, is 15,790 MW. The company has a total of almost 30,000 MW installed capacity around the world.
The activities underway are part of the clean energies relaunch plan designed by Iberdrola in Spain, entailing an investment of 8 billion euros between 2018 and 2022 and commissioning 10,000 new MW until 2030. The plan will create jobs for 20,000 people, almost ten times the number working in traditional generation in the company.
Source: IWR Online, 12 Jun 2019