EDPR connects hybrid plant to the grid

Jan 13, 2023 12:38 PM ET
  • The Portuguese site combines an 8MW solar farm with an 11MW wind park
EDPR connects hybrid plant to the grid
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EDP Renewables (EDPR) has actually connected its initial international hybrid plant to the grid, combining wind as well as solar power production on a single site.

The Mina de Orgueirel solar farm was opened next to the Mosteiro wind park in Sabugal municipality, Portugal, with a direct connection to the substation, taking advantage of the electric framework currently in place and developing a hybrid electricity manufacturing complex.

This is the first park of its kind on the Iberian Peninsula to combine the two different technologies, further contributing to decarbonisation and raising the presence of renewable energy on the grid.

The solar plant supplies an installed ability of 8.4 MW with over 17,000 bifacial solar panels efficient in recording solar irradiance on both sides, maximising power manufacturing.

The wind park has 8 wind turbines and also a total installed capability of 11MW, including a more effective machine set up as part of an over-equipment project.

The hybrid project is capable of creating up to 39.5 GWh annually, sufficient to provide over 30,000 individuals with renewable energy. The hybrid complex will certainly likewise aid avoid the emission of roughly 18,000 tonnes of CO2 each year.

" The commissioning of EDPR's initial hybrid wind/solar park is a representation of our introducing and ingenious spirit as well as a strengthening of our commitment to energy transition within our core business regions," said Duarte Bello, EDPR exec supervisor for Europe and also Latin America.

" By taking this hybrid strategy we will be able to enhance the amount of electricity produced in the region in addition to reducing the influence of brand-new endeavors in renewables by maximising use of the pre-existing infrastructure. We intend to continue purchasing the hybridisation of parks held in our portfolio, both in Portugal along with in various other areas with strong development capacity."

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