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Iberdrola to add 2,000 MW of solar, wind in Extremadura, Spain, by 2022

Iberdrola SA laid out plans March 18 to install 2,000 MW of solar and wind power projects in Extremadura, Spain, by 2022.

The company had announced that it aims to expand its clean energy portfolio in Spain by investing €8 billion between 2018 and 2022 and commissioning up to 10,000 MW by 2030 as part of a plan to "reactivate clean energy in Spain."

"This plan will allow us to create jobs for 20,000 people, nearly 10 times the number currently working in our company on traditional power generation," Chairman Ignacio Galán said in a news release.

Included among the planned renewable projects is the 500-MW Núñez de Balboa solar photovoltaic plant in Usagre municipality in the province of Badajoz. Construction of the €300 million plant has already started, and it is expected to be commissioned in 2020.