Spanish electricity company Iberdrola acquired the rights to the 1,000-megawatt (MW) wind farm in Australia, the company announced on Thursday.
'Environmental studies have been completed on the 50,000 hectares of the Mount James wind project site, which will allow the wind farm to be designed to avoid environmentally and heritage sensitive areas,' Iberdrola said.
In addition, all permits for the construction of the project are currently under review for approval.
Additionally, the company is planning its first hybrid wind-solar plant in South Australia, which will combine a 210 MW wind farm and a 107 MW photovoltaic plant that will generate enough clean energy to supply the annual needs of 180,000 Australian homes.
The company has been very active in the country since the acquisition of Infigen Energy in 2020, now Iberdrola Australia, a renewable energy company with 940 MW of installed capacity.
Iberdrola also incorporated Avonlie, a 245 MW photovoltaic project in New South Wales. At the end of 2021, the company acquired Autonomous Energy, a leading smart solutions company.
Iberdrola also has a portfolio of more than 3,000 MW of projects in Australia in various technologies, at different stages of development and located in the states of New South Wales, South Australia and Queensland.
By Zeynep Beyza Kilic