- Iberdrola has grid connected its 500 MW Nunez de Balboa solar power plant in Spain
- The plant started generating clean energy on April 6, 2020, as per local media reports that referred to a statement by the company to announce the update
- The €300 million PV project is designed to supply 832 GWh of clean power to the grid
Spanish energy company Iberdrola has finally announced its 500 MW solar power plant in the country, touted as the ‘largest’ in the country and even in Europe, has started sending power to the local grid. The project isn called Nunez de Balboa Solar Power Plant.
In a statement released by the company, covered by various local media outlets, the project first started generating power for the grid on Monday April 6, 2020 at 12.00 pm CET.
In January 2020, Iberdrola provided an update to the project saying it is constructed and is likely to start generating power in Q1/2020 (see Iberdrola’s 500 MW PV Project Closer To Commissioning).
Built for an estimated €300 million, the 500 MW DC/391 MW AC Nunez de Balboa Solar PV Project is located within the municipalities of La Paz, Usagre, Hinojosa del Valle and Bienvenida in Badajoz region. It is expected to generate 832 GWh of solar power annually. It holds power purchase agreements (PPA) with Kutxabank, Euskaltel and Uvesco.
In February 2020, telecom company Orange signed up for a 12-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Iberdrola for its 328 MW Ceclavin PV facility in Spain.