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Engie opens 72-MW solar power complex in Spain

Engie opens 72-MW solar power complex in Spain


Engie Espana, the Spain-based energy services provider and part of French utility Engie SA (EPA:ENGI), on Monday inaugurated a 72-MW solar generation complex in the Spanish region of Andalusia.

Engie’s Spanish unit said it had invested close to EUR 40 million (USD 43.5m) in this project, constructing two 36-MW solar farms in the town of Huevar del Aljarafe, Seville province. The complex spans 150 hectares (370.7 acres), which is the size of around 150 football fields. Engie acted as an investor, developer, builder, asset and energy manager in the project.

The French company's growth in Spain is based on a strategy that focuses on renewable power production from own assets and the offering of cost-saving decarbonisation solutions to third parties. In line with this strategy and its commitment to Spain's southern region, Engie Espana acquired a portfolio of 182 MW of renewable energy projects in Galicia and Andalusia from Spanish developer Greenalia in 2023, planning to have them online in 2025.

In October last year, Engie inaugurated a 30-MW solar thermal plant it built for Heineken’s brewery in Seville.

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Published: 24-01-2024

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