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Iberdrola begins construction of hybrid wind-solar power plant in Australia

Australia, Port Augusta: Iberdrola, a Spanish multinational electric utility company, has begun the construction of the Port Augusta hybrid wind-solar power plant.

This is the group’s first renewable energy project in Australia after the acquisition of Infigen Energy, one of the country’s key developers of renewable energy projects.

The Port Augusta project, located in the state of South Australia, is so far its first solar-wind hybrid plant in the world, with an investment of $355 M (A$500 M). The renewable facility will combine 210 MW of wind with 107 MW of PV and generate, once in operation, enough clean energy to supply the annual demand of 180,000 Australian homes.

The project will have the participation of global, local, and Spanish suppliers and is already contributing to the revitalisation of the industrial fabric.

After the incorporation of Infigen Energy, Australia has become one of the great growth platforms for Iberdrola. The group has become one of the leaders in the Australian market, operating in the country more than 800 MW of solar, wind, and storage batteries, including its own and contracted capacity, and a significant portfolio of projects: 453 MW under construction (including Port Augusta) and more than 1,000 MW in different stages of development.

Source: Inceptive Mind