Iberdrola steps up its commitment to clean energy with over 400 new photovoltaic MW, which the company is to put into operation in Extremadura. Two of the projects, the Majada Alta and Santa Antonio photovoltaic plants, of 50MW each, will be built in the municipality of Cedillo in Cáceres. The company also has for a photovoltaic plant with a capacity of more than 300MW in the same area, with access to the grid.
The two Cedillo plants, already presented to the Extremaduran Regional Government, will comprise 300,000 photovoltaic panels, and the construction phase could mean work for 200 people. It is scheduled to be commissioned in 2020.Iberdrola foresees that another of its projects in the region, the Campo Arañuelo complex (Arañuelo I, II and III of 150MW) will be the next to commence construction at the beginning of 2020.
Its development -which could create another 200 jobs during construction- has a high local involvement since the engineering and environmental work has been awarded to the Extremaduran company Ecoenergías del Guadiana and the power transformers will be supplied by Faramax. The project also includes an energy storage system involving the use of an innovative battery.