Opdenergy interconnects 150 MW of solar capacity awarded in the Spanish auction of 2017

6 February 2020

  • The group has already connected to the grid all the projects assigned to cover the 150 MW of power awarded in the last renewables auction held in 2017 by the Spanish Ministry of Energy.
  • The power is covered by three PV plants, two in Andalusia and one in Extremadura, with 50MW of power each.
  • This milestone demonstrates Opdenergy's capacity to meet and anticipate committed deadlines.

Opdenergy, a company specializing in the development, finance, construction and operation of renewable assets, has already put into operation all the plants covering the 150MW awarded in the last renewables auction held by the Spanish Government in 2017.

These are three PV plants located in Puerto Real (Cádiz), Alcalá de Guadaira (Seville) and Mérida (Extremadura), with a power of 50MW each.

The environmental impact of all the plants as a whole is particularly relevant, as the three parks will generate enough power to supply 80,000 homes and will prevent the emission of around 120,000 tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere per year, according to the emission factors published by the Spanish Office for Climate Change (OECC).

The development of these projects is a key milestone within Opdenergy’s business plan. It has also positioned Puerto Real (Cádiz), Alcalá de Guadaira (Seville) and Mérida (Extremadura) as locations that produce clean and renewable energy. Furthermore, their construction has allowed the creation of more than 600 jobs, 20 of which are stable jobs required for the maintenance of the plants.

Luis Cid, CEO of Opdenergy, said, “we are very proud to have connected in record time the 150MW of power awarded through our three plants. We believe in the potential and possibilities offered by these locations for the development of solar photovoltaic energy and our desire is to continue increasing the amount of clean energy generation in Spain over the next few years.”