Univergy To Develop 400 MW Solar In Spain

Japanese-Spanish Renewable Energy Company Univergy International Plans 400 MW Solar Power Capacity For Spain’s Palencia Province; Grid Connection Expected In 2020
05:19 AM (Beijing Time) - 17. January 2019
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Univergy plans to build 400 MW PV in Palencia, and says it has a series of facilities designed for solar pumps to save diesel used for irrigation in Spanish farms. (Photo Credit: Univergy International)

Key Takeaways

  • Univergy International has secured energy concession permits to develop 2 projects with 400 MW capacity in Spain
  • These will be deployed in the municipalities of Grijota and Herrera de Pisuerga in Palencia in Castile y León
  • Commercial operations of the 2 projects is likely to start in 2020, according to Univergy

Univergy International, a renewable energy developer with Japanese and Spanish origins, will build 2 solar PV power projects of 400 MW total capacity in Spain. Individual capacities of the 2 projects is not known, but these they are said to come up in the municipalities of Grijota and Herrera de Pisuerga in Palencia, Castile and León.

The company is in possession of energy concession permits and is now approaching land owners to sign a rental agreement for 25 years. If all goes well, it expects to begin commercial operations of the 2 plants and connect them to the grid in 2020.

Construction of the 2 projects will provide employment to around 100 people. Once the facilities are up and running, it will need 5 maintenance engineers to manage these.

Univergy says it has a series of facilities designed for solar pumps which can save diesel in farms that use this fuel for irrigation and will start installing them soon in Palencia.

In December 2018, Univergy announced teaming up with RioEnergy of Zimbabwe to develop and maintain 4 PV power plants of 45 MW each (see Zimbabwe Mining Firm To Purchase 180 MW Solar).

With a more than 1 GW large PV project pipeline in Japan alone, Univergy says it has a total pipeline of more than 2.6 GW in total in several countries across continents.

Anu Bhambhani

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