Repsol Begins To Produce Electricity In Its First 62.5 MW Photovoltaic Plant

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Repsol has already started producing electricity at its first photovoltaic plant in the United States, called Jicarilla 2 , in Río Arriba County, in the state of New Mexico. The facility has an installed capacity of 62.5 MW and will supply clean energy to 16,000 homes , avoiding the emission of some 50,000 tons of CO2 per year.

This electricity will be marketed by PNM , the largest electricity provider in the state of New Mexico and one of the main providers of the city of Albuquerque, which is among the 15 most important municipalities in the use of renewable energy in the United States. Jicarilla 2 will allow the local government of Albuquerque to reach 88% renewable energy in its activity, only 12% from its goal of being 100% renewable.

In addition to this city, it will green power other municipalities, government, tribal and educational entities, as well as large commercial customers such as Western New Mexico University, Walmart, Santa Fe County, Bernalillo County, the City of Deming , Grant County and Silver City.

Repsol is also developing another photovoltaic project in the same place , Jicarilla 1, with 62.5 MW of installed capacity and 20 MW of storage through batteries. In addition, it has recently announced its intention to invest in a 600 MW project in Texas, which will become the group’s largest solar installation to date and is expected to be operational by the end of 2023.

Hecate Energy
This first solar plant in the United States marks the materialization of the agreement signed by Repsol in May of last year to acquire 40% of Hecate Energy , a US company specializing in the development of photovoltaic projects and batteries for energy storage.

Headquartered in Chicago, Hecate Energy has an extensive portfolio of projects totaling more than 40 GW. Of which 16.8 GW correspond to photovoltaic and storage projects associated with these assets, which are in an advanced stage of development, and 4.3 GW belong to a battery platform for energy storage, called Hecate Grid.

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