74 MW Of Utility-Scale PV Coming Online in Portugal

German Group WiNRG Currently Building Six Projects Totalling 205 MW In Portugal Completes Three Totalling 74 MW, Expects To Finish Rest By Early 2021
11:01 PM (Beijing Time) - 16. October 2020
74 MW Of Utility-Scale PV Coming Online in Portugal

The WiNRG Group has been in-charge of all phases of the PV project in Portugal – from acquiring the project rights and coordinating to due diligence via direct procurement of modules and inverters as well as tendering the two EPC scopes of the PV park and the grid connection infrastructure including the management of all contract negotiations up to the coordination of the construction monitoring of all installations and the commissioning. (Photo Credit: WiNRG)

Key Takeaways

  • WiNRG successfully grid connects three solar parks in Portugal with a combined capacity of 74 MW
  • This is part of the six projects WiNRG is developing in Portugal totalling to a combined installed capacity of 205 MW
  • The newly connected plants are located in Amareleja, Cartaxo and Ferreira do Alentejo
  • Once in operation, the WiNRG group’s Portuguese portfolio will generate around 345,000 MWh per year

WiNRG, a group specializing in the construction of renewable projects, has successfully grid connected three solar parks in Portugal with a combined capacity of 74 MW. This is part of the six projects that WiNRG is currently developing in Portugal totalling to a combined installed capacity of 205 MW.

The newly connected plants are located in Amareleja, Cartaxo and Ferreira do Alentejo. The remaining three plants under construction will be completed by the beginning of 2021. The Santarém (23 MW) and Moura (49 MW) photovoltaic plants have already been completed and are awaiting connection to the grid by the network operator. Meanwhile, the Lagos plant (59 MW) is still under construction. Once in operation, the WiNRG group’s Portuguese portfolio will generate around 345,000 MWh per year.

Expressing satisfaction that the first three PV plants were connected to the grid despite adverse circumstances caused by COVID-19, David Majert, Managing Director of WiNRG GmbH and WiNRG Iberia GmbH & Co. KG, said, “This is a big milestone achievement for us and the beginning of another exciting project phase, because once the PV plants have been commissioned, we will take over the full commercial and technical management of the entire portfolio. Specially for this, we have set up our own technical team on site in Portugal.”

Last month, Portugal had secured the world’s lowest winning solar bid at €0.01114 ($0.013) per kWh in the country’s second solar auction with 700 MW capacity. (see Portugal Officially Confirms World’s Lowest Solar Bid)

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