Published: 22 September 2020 22 September 2020
The Chairman of Iberdrola, Ignacio Galán, today confirmed the company's firm commitment to green hydrogen with the creation of a new business unit. the company will use 100% renewable electricity in the electrolysis process.
Iberdrola has already taken the first steps, with projects in Spain and the United Kingdom. With an investment of €150 million and nearly 700 jobs to be created, the company is developing in Puertollano (Ciudad Real) a green hydrogen plant for industrial use in Europe which will be commissioned in 2021. The green hydrogen will be used in the Fertiberia ammonia factory in Puertollano. The project will comprise a 100MW solar photovoltaic plant, a lithium-ion battery system with a storage capacity of 20 MWh and systems for producing hydrogen by electrolysis (20 MW).
In the United Kingdom, through its subsidiary ScottishPower, Iberdrola is participating in the 'Green Hydrogen for Scotland' project, which will implement a network of green hydrogen production plants to supply fleets and heavy transport. The first of these will be located on the outskirts of Glasgow and will use solar and wind energy to operate a 10-MW electrolysis unit.