Iberdrola Plans 800 MW PV Projects in Spain

Iberdrola Reportedly Planning 2x400 MW Tarancón 1 and Tarancón II Solar PV Projects In Castilla-La Mancha, Spain; Plans At Preliminary Stage Currently: Media
05:42 AM (Beijing Time) - 22. June 2019

Just before the news of Iberdrola planning 800 MW solar PV capacity came in, the Spanish utility proposed to develop a 590 MW PV project in Cáceres. Pictured is the Iberdrola Tower in Bilbao, Spain. (Photo Credit: Iberdrola, SA)

Key Takeaways

  • A local news report by Europa Press in Spain claims Iberdrola is planning 800 MW of new solar PV capacity in the country
  • The capacity is expected to be developed as 2 projects Tarancón 1 and Tarancón II with 400 MW each
  • To be located in Castilla-La Mancha, the 2 plants will spread across various municipalities in the region
  • According to the article, the projects are still at preliminary stage and nothing has been processed so far

Spanish energy company Iberdrola is planning a megaproject with solar PV technology in the form of 2 solar power plants of 400 MW each in its home country. The plants Tarancón 1 and Tarancón II are currently in the preliminary stage and hasn’t been processed as yet, according to local independent news agency, Europa Press.

The Tarancón 1 project is being envisaged for the municipalities of Belinchón, Tarancón and Barajas de Melo, while Tarancón II is likely to be spread across the municipalities of Huelves, Paredes, Alcázar del Rey and Campos del Paraíso, as per the article.

The Spanish utility is already constructing a 500 MW DC/391 MW AC Núñez De Balboa solar power plant in Badajoz for which it has already secured power purchase agreements with 3 separate entities. Earlier this month, Iberdrola said it has proposed to develop a 590 MW solar power plant in Spain’s Cáceres province which is under consideration of the Spanish Ministry of Ecological Transition (see Iberdrola Planning Europe’s ‘Largest’ Solar PV Plant’).


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