Iberdrola has inaugurated the Andévalo photovoltaic plant in Andalusia.
Iberdrola Chairman, Ignacio Galán, accompanied by the president of the Andalusian Parliament, Juanma Moreno, explained that “Andévalo is an example of the operations we are undertaking in Andalusia to triple our renewable potential in the region to 3,000 MW over the next 5 years”.
This new plan represents an investment of nearly €1.5bn and will allow for the creation, in the construction and assembly works alone, of 5,500 new jobs in the region.
Iberdrola currently has an installed renewable capacity of 900 MW in the region. Andalusia thus becomes one of the largest growth centres for Iberdrola in Spain, where the company already leads in the generation of clean and green energy, and where it plans to double its installed capacity over the coming five years, thereby contributing to the energy transition and the creation of jobs in Spain.
Located in the municipality of Puebla de Guzmán, in Huelva, the Andévalo photovoltaic plant consists of 150,000 photovoltaic panels and will avoid the emission of 15,000 tons of CO2 into the atmosphere every year.
The installation forms part of the largest wind power complex in Western Europe – Andévalo (292 MW) – developed and managed by Iberdrola since 2010, and during its construction it has generated activity and employment for local firms, such as the Huelva company Mebi, Áridos Mengíbar of Jaén, and System Melesur and CEMOSA of Málaga.
The inauguration of this new facility will make it possible to completely decarbonize the energy consumption of Heineken’s four production plants in Spain and its offices.
From now on, millions of Heineken consumers in the country will have access to products made completely with competitive solar energy as a result of the long-term Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) reached by both companies. With Andévalo, Heineken España becomes the first Spanish brewery to make all its beers and ciders with 100 % renewable electricity, getting closer to the objective of being a zero-emissions brewery by 2025.