Iberdrola will triple its renewable capacity in Andalusia and will create “5,550 jobs” in five years

Galán has held a meeting with the Andalusian president in Glasgow in the framework of the 2021 Climate Summit (COP26)

The president of Iberdrola and the president of the Junta de Andalucía.

Iberdrola has announced that in next five years will create “5,500 jobs” in Andalusia only with the installation and assembly of renewable projects. The company plans to triple its renewable capacity in this community.

This has been transferred this Tuesday andl President of Iberdrola, Ignacio Galán, to the President of the Junta de Andalucía, Juanma Moreno, during a meeting held in Glasgow in the framework of Climate Summit 2021 (COP26).

Galán is committed to reaching the 3.000 MW in the next five years with an investment close to 1,500 million euros. Nowadays, Iberdrola is already the first wind promoter in the region and has an installed renewable capacity of 817 MW, as reported by the company.

The Chairman of the Board has pointed out that this group has six projects “very important in Andalusia” that will generate “employment, progress and well-being” and that will help achieve “that goal of climate neutrality to which we Andalusians have committed ourselves with the European Union and the United Nations”.

The Andalusian president has assured that Andalusia is an “ideal destination” for investment in renewable energies and that there is 1,000 electricity generation projects with 23,400 million investment. According to Europa Press, Moreno has conveyed to the president of Iberdrola his government’s interest in continuing to develop green economy projects.

For its part, Iberdrola has highlighted that Andalusia thus becomes “one of the largest growth poles of this group in Spain”, where the company is already a leader in the generation of clean and green energy, “thus contributing to the energy transition and job creation in Spain”.

“This is Iberdrola’s commitment: to promote a clean, safe and efficient energy transition and to unite efforts to accelerate a green recovery that leaves no one behind”, explained Galán.

Photovoltaic plant in Andévalo

An example of this is found in the Andevalo photovoltaic plant, which prevents the emission of 15,000 tons of CO2 into the atmosphere each year and whose construction involved nearly 200 professionals.

The project coexists within the largest wind complex in Western Europe, El Andévalo (292 MW), promoted and managed by the company since 2010. The renewable electricity produced by the project allows Heineken “use 100% green energy, free of emissions”, in its four factories in Spain and its offices.

wind farms

In addition, the company has assured that it will raise wind farms between the provinces of Malaga and Seville, with a total installed capacity of 79 MW. The first of the parks is El Puntal II, with 15 MW, which began construction last week in the municipality of Sierra de las Yeguas, in Malaga. The facility will have three SG145-5 MW wind turbines, with a power of 5 MW each.

The second, Martín de la Jara, with 36 MW of installed power, is located in this Sevillian municipality and will be made up of nine wind turbines V150-4MW. In the municipality of Estepa, Iberdrola will develop the 28 MW San Cristóbal wind farm, made up of four 4.5 MW and two 5 MW wind turbines.

The construction of these wind projects will mobilize suppliers and local employment, estimating the hiring of more than 150 professionals. Once in operation, the parks will generate clean energy to supply a population equivalent to 70,000 homes and will prevent the emission of 39,200 tons of CO2 per year.

Other Iberdrola initiatives in the region will be associated with innovation and value chain development projects in future sectors. The company, together with Fertiberia, develops a comprehensive plan to address a new technological challenge, the hydrogen production for the manufacture of ammonia at the Fertiberia plants in Palos de la Frontera (Huelva).