Naturgy breaks ground on 80 MW of wind, solar projects in Spain
Official during the groundbreaking ceremony for the Merengue II wind farm and the Puerta del Jerte photovoltaic plant in Plasencia. Image by Naturgy.
September 28 (Renewables Now) - Spanish power and gas utility Naturgy Energy Group SA (BME:NTGY) announced on Tuesday it has launched the construction of two wind and solar energy projects at home with a combined capacity of 80 MW.
The two projects include the 50-MW Merengue II wind farm and the 30-MW Puerta del Jerte photovoltaic (PV) park in the Extremadura region, western Spain.
The company is investing around EUR 57 million (USD 54.9m) in the two schemes.
Located in the municipality of Plasencia, the renewable duo is expected to generate more than 189 GWh per year, enough to meet the annual demand of 54,500 homes.
Merengue II and Puerta del Jerte are the company's second wind farm and third solar park in Extremadura. Naturgy already operates the 40-MW Merengue I wind farm, while the 22-MW Miraflores solar farm is in the testing phase and the 50-MW Las Jaras de Badajoz PV plant is under construction.
The company is currently developing 450 MW of solar projects in Extremadura -- the 300-MW Campo de Aranuelo scheme and the Los Naipes, Los Naipes II and the El Encinar I facilities, each of 50 MW.