Iberdrola sets up 1st generator at 317-MW solar-wind project in Australia

Apr 14, 2021 08:04 AM ET
  • Spanish utility Iberdrola SA (BME: IBE) stated today it has actually mounted the initial turbine at its 317-MW hybrid wind as well as solar power project in South Australia.

The AUD-500-million (USD 381m/EUR 320m) Port Augusta Renewable Energy Park will contain a 210-MW wind ranch as well as a 107-MW solar park.

The project will entail the installation of a total amount of 50 wind generators of 4.2 MW each, supplied by Danish manufacturer Vestas Wind System A/S (CPH: VWS), and also practically 250,000 photovoltaic (PV) modules by China's Longi.

Iberdrola expects to have the wind turbines and solar arrays installed by the end of the year.

When up and running, Port Augusta will produce adequate electrical energy to power 180,000 houses annually, the business claims.

Ross Rolfe, chief executive of Infigen Energy, which was gotten by Iberdrola at the end of 2020, stated that investing in the project is part of Iberdrola's ambitious development method in Australia.

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