16 December, 2020

The Region of Murcia will have the largest photovoltaic plant for self-consumption in the world

The Region of Murcia will have the largest self-consumption photovoltaic plant in the world, with an investment of close to 70 million euros. Sabic’s industrial complex in Cartagena will become the first large-scale chemical production facility to operate 100 percent with renewable electricity and will generate about 400 jobs.

The Regional Minister of Business, Industry and Spokesperson, Ana Martínez Vidal, held a meeting with the Director of Institutional Relations of Iberdrola, Patricio Valverde, the General Director of Iberdrola Renovables, Julio Castro, and the General Director of Sabic Spain, Juan Alemany, to know more about the new self-consumption plant that both companies will build in the industrial plant of the multinational petrochemical company in Cartagena, with an installed power of 100 megawatts.

Martínez Vidal reported that “from the Regional Ministry of Business, Industry and Spokesperson we make a clear and determined commitment to clean and renewable energies, because we are committed to the environment and we work to implement a sustainable and renewable model from the energy point of view”.

With this initiative, Iberdrola and Sabic advance in their respective business and sustainability strategies, with the signing of a pioneering long-term renewable energy purchase agreement (PPA, Power Purchase Agreement), in which the energy company will provide green electricity during the next 25 years to the industrial plant located in Cartagena.

“The future plant is good news as it represents a new investment by the multinational Sabic in its presence and commitment to the Region, as well as a clear commitment to technology and innovation that will mean access to renewable energy for Sabic customers” added Martínez Vidal.