ENERGY STORAGE

Iberdrola to install six batteries in Spain with total capacity of 150 MW

January 25, 2024

Iberdrola is to install six new battery storage systems in Spain with a capacity of 150 MW.

The projects will be built in Castilla y León, Extremadura, Castilla La Mancha and Andalusia, and each battery will have 25 MW of power and a capacity of 50 MWh.

Each project will generate more than 100 green jobs, including the construction and operation phases.

The six new batteries have been recognised as being entitled to receive part-funding from the public sector under the governmental Strategic Projects for Economic Recovery and Transformation (PERTE) mechanism and will receive €37.5 million in funding.

The batteries will utilise lithium-ion technology and will be installed as part of hybrid projects together with solar assets, with the photovoltaic plant and the battery sharing the same connection point.

In Castilla y León, a battery will be installed in Revilla Vallejera (Burgos), where Iberdrola España completed its first hybrid wind-solar plant in Spain in 2023.

Extremadura will have two new batteries in the province of Cáceres, where the C. Arañuelo I and II photovoltaic plants are located.

In Castilla La Mancha, two batteries will be installed in the municipalities of Valverdejo, Alarcón and Olmedilla de Alarcón (Cuenca), where Iberdrola España has solar parks.

The sixth battery will be built in Huelva, in the municipality of Puebla de Guzmán where Iberdrola España has the Andévalo photovoltaic plant.