The role of ACCIONA Energía
Having been present in the North American renewables market for 20 years, ACCIONA Energía has positioned itself to take an active part in the ‘solar rally’. The company is currently building four photovoltaic projects simultaneously, representing 1.3 GWp of peak power (1 GW nominal power) with a total investment estimated at $1.3 billion.
The new plants located in Texas, Illinois and Ohio will enter service gradually in 2023 and 2024, adding capacity to generate clean energy equivalent to the consumption of more than 210,000 homes and avoiding the emission of 1.3 million tonnes of CO2 to the atmosphere in the process.
With the incorporation of this photovoltaic energy capacity, the company will practically double its installed capacity in the country, where it currently operates 10 wind farms and the Nevada Solar One CSP with an overall capacity of 1.1 GW.
“2022 was a year during which we had to deal with various challenges from the Auxin anticircumvention petition to the uncertainties around the Inflation Reduction Act, while still recovering from the lingering effects of supply chain issues. We faced these headwinds by maintaining safe operations, focused on growing our capacity and quickly seizing market opportunities!” said Joaquin Castillo, CEO of ACCIONA Energía North America.