CIUDAD RODRIGO AND VILLARINO PHOTOVOLTAIC PLANTS

Ciudad Rodrigo and Villarino photovoltaic plants: our first photovoltaic projects in the Castilla y León region

Iberdrola reinforces its leadership in renewable energies with its first two photovoltaic farms in Castilla y León, which will add 350 MW: Ciudad Rodrigo (300 MW) and Villarino (50 MW), both in the province of Salamanca.

Location
Ciudad Rodrigo (Salamanca)

Number of solar panels
826,200

Total installed capacity
300 MW

Jobs created
800 jobs

Beginning of construction works
2021

Ciudad Rodrigo
photovoltaic plant

The company continues its commitment to renewable energy by beginning the administrative process for its two first photovoltaic projects in Castilla y León, that will add to those it already has in the community, where it already manages more than 5,100 MW, between hydro and wind power plants, with which it will become the region with the most green megawatts installed by the company.

The Ciudad Rodrigo photovoltaic plant (300 MW), the construction of which is scheduled for 2021, will consist of 826,200 solar panels and will generate up to 800 jobs in the peak period.

Another solar installation of 50 MW will also be built in the Salamanca municipalities of Villarino de los Aires and Trabanca.

As well as these initiatives, the company has also secured grid access for a further 500 MW renewable power capacity, consisting of a large wind farm producing 300 MW and a 200 MW photovoltaic plant.

RENEWABLE STRATEGY IN SPAIN

Iberdrola already operates more than 5,100 MW of renewable energies — hydro and wind — in Castilla y León, where among its most recent activities is the acquisition of the BaCa wind farm (Ballestas and Casetona), with an installed capacity of 69.3 MW. These facilities have already come on stream and their output will provide clean energy to the equivalent of 25,200 homes per year, preventing the emission of 40,000 tonnes of CO2 a year.

All this is part of the plan for investment in clean energy in Spain, which provides for the installation of 3,000 MW of renewable energy by 2022, and 10,000 by 2030, which will mean the creation of 20,000 jobs.

Currently the company has more than 4,000 MW — wind and photovoltaic — under construction or in the pipeline in Spain, in regions such as Extremadura, Castilla-La Mancha, Castilla y León, Navarra, Aragón, Murcia, Cantabria and Andalucía.