17 JUL 2023

Iberdrola España obtains prior administrative authorization for a new 380 MW photovoltaic plant in Extremadura

  • The plant, located in the town of Alcántara, Cáceres, will be capable of supplying 190,000 homes with clean, indigenous energy. 
  • The facility, which will generate 850 jobs during peak construction periods, will require an investment of more than 230 million euros.


Iberdrola España has obtained the Prior Administrative Authorization for the construction of a new large 380 MW photovoltaic projectExternal link, opens in new window. , Tagus, in the town of Alcántara, Cáceres, Spain. This new plant will have sufficient capacity to supply 190,000 homes with clean energy, a figure higher than the population of a city like Badajoz, and will avoid the emission of 100,000 tons of CO2 per year.

The facility will have more than 630,000 fixed-structure photovoltaic modules that will produce more than 600,000 MWh/year of indigenous green energy. An amount that would have required more than 100 million cubic meters of gas to be generated by a combined cycle.

Its construction will provide a boost to the supply chain related to the energy transition with the participation of local suppliers. The work will also contribute to job creation, with the generation of up to 850 jobs during peak periods. 

The facility will have different projects to promote coexistence with biodiversity and with activities related to the primary sector, in order to improve efficiency and competitiveness, the use of the land and the defense of the environment.

Extremadura, a leading region

Extremadura has become the spearhead of Iberdrola's commitment to promoting renewables and decarbonization. The region is a key enclave for the development of solar energy. The region currently has more than 5,200 MW installed, 4,100 of which are renewable, of which 2,000 MW correspond to the 11 solar plants in operation in both Cáceres and Badajoz. Some of them are as emblematic for the company as Nuñez de BalboaExternal link, opens in new window.  or Francisco Pizarro.External link, opens in new window.  

Also in Alcántara, the company has completed the installation of the panels of the four Tagus I-IV plants, of 200 MW. Additionally, in this province, the Almaraz 1 photovoltaic plant (50 MW) has already started production and work continues on the start-up of Almaraz 2 (30 MW), in addition to having recently started the construction of the Cedillo photovoltaic plant, which will total 375 MW.