Iberdrola, world leader in renewable energy

Iberdrola, world leader in renewable energy

The Iberdrola group started investing in renewable energy more than two decades ago as the foundation on which to build its clean, reliable and smart business model. Thanks to this acumen, the company is today a world leader in renewable energy, with 40,374 MW of renewable energy in operation by the end of 2022 and 7,675 MW to be operational in the next four years, and on the cutting edge of the energy transition towards a low-emissions economy. 

This commitment is reflected in our 2025 Strategic Plan, which will allocate around €17,000 million  to the renewables business. Thanks to these investments, Iberdrola will increase its installed renewable capacity by 12,100 MW to 52,000 MW in 2025 - 3,100 MW of onshore wind, 6,300 MW of photovoltaic, 1,800 MW of offshore, 700 MW of batteries and 200 MW of hydroelectric -.

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Iberdrola, a pioneer in wind energy 

Benchmarks in renewables with new, landmark projects

The Iberdrola group has opened new platforms for growth to position itself in markets with massive potential for renewables and has strengthened its presence in the main countries where it operates.

It is currently building several projects which have become real milestones because of their size and innovative nature. Renewable energy is a major part of these projects and Iberdrola currently has 17 of these plants in construction or development.  

Wind farms are the key to Iberdrola's future growth

One of the group's main growth vectors is offshore wind. The company currently has 1.3 GW installed which will multiply with the construction of a further 1.8 GW by 2025, all of which are progressing according to plan. The company's strategy in the offshore wind segment will also be boosted in the short term by the auctions scheduled to take place in its main markets.


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Iberdrola, leading the development of green hydrogen

The decarbonisation of the planet is among the objectives that countries around the world have set for 2050. To achieve this, the decarbonisation of hydrogen —which currently accounts for more than 2 % of the world's total CO2 emissions— by producing green hydrogen, will be a major step forward. This technology is based on generating hydrogen  —a universal, light and highly reactive fuel— by means of a chemical process known as electrolysis.

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What are renewable energies

Renewable energy is generated using natural sources that will never run out,  because they contain a massive quantity of energy —such as the sun or the wind— or because they are able to regenerate fast, like biomass.

To meet growing global demand for energy and the imperative need to halt climate change, renewables are now established as the best option for the future of the energy sector. Let us tell you all about this type of energy.

The main renewable energy technologies are offshore and onshore wind, hydroelectric power, photovoltaics, green hydrogen and hybrid hydrogen.

Differences between renewable and non-renewable energy

The main difference between renewable and non-renewable energy sources is that the former can produce energy indefinitely because these sources will never run out or renew themselves within a short period of time, while non-renewable energy reserves are limited because they run out when used or regenerate extremely slowly.

Another difference is that renewable energy is highly sustainable and has a very low environmental footprint, unlike non-renewables.

What are clean energy sources?

Clean energy is similar to but differs from renewable energy. It consists of energy production systems that do not produce any pollution and that, also, do not require the processes by means of which we dispose of all types of waste that are dangerous for the planet. Therefore, clean energies are those that create no waste at all.

Therefore, clean energies, which are currently under development, are driving our progress in protecting the environment and alleviating the crisis caused by non-renewable sources, such as gas and oil. 

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What are the advantages of renewable energy?

Renewable energy has many advantages over non-renewable energy.