• Iberdrola has announced over 400 MW of new PV capacity in Spain’s Extremadura region
  • Two projects of 50 MW each will be built in the municipality of Cedillo as Majada Alta and Santa Antonio plants
  • Another project may have over 300 MW capacity for which it has secured grid access
  • Additionally, there is another 150 MW PV capacity with innovative battery storage that Iberdrola plans to break ground on early next year

Iberdrola has revealed plans to develop 400 MW new solar power capacity in Spain’s Extremadura region which will help the energy company progress in its overall clean energy plan to install 3 GW RE in its home market by 2022.

This capacity will be developed in the form of three projects of which one will have more than 300 MW capacity and two will be of 50 MW each. The municipality of Cedillo will be home to two 50 MW projects called Majada Alta and Santa Antonio. Iberdrola says it has submitted the proposal to the state authorities for approval for the two projects that will use up to 300,000 solar panels. It expects project commissioning in 2020 for both the projects.

Another PV installation with more than 300 MW capacity is also planned for the region for which Iberdrola has secured grid access, however, does not share more details for this project.

Meanwhile, Iberdrola plans to begin construction in early 2020 on its 150 MW Campo Arañuelo complex, also in Extremadura, to come up in three phases. It will have an energy storage component with an ‘innovative battery’.

In Spain, Iberdrola has more than 2.5 GW of renewable energy capacity under construction and planning with more than 1.8 GW of PV in Extremadura region alone, together representing over 80% of the installed capacity planned by the company by 2022. It plans to have a cumulative of 3 GW of new renewable energy capacity in the country by 2022 to lead up to 10 GW of new capacity till 2030. Currently, the company has an installed renewable energy capacity of 15,828 MW here.

Earlier in June 2019, media reports suggested the company has been planning two PV projects of 400 MW each in Spain’s Castilla-La Mancha (see Iberdrola Plans 800 MW PV Projects In Spain). It is also constructing a 500 MW DC/391 MW AC Núñez de Balboa Solar Power Plant in Usagre region of Spain, which is calls the largest PV project under construction in Spain and in Europe; and is scheduled to come online in September 2020 (see Iberdrola Breaks Ground On 500 MW PV Project).