Renewables

Coal power plant in Spain to be turned into green hydrogen hub

power-plant-coal-green-hydrogen-spain

Photo: FelixMittermeier from Pixabay

Published

September 23, 2021

Country

Comments

0

Share

Published:

September 23, 2021

Country:

Comments:

0

Share

Portuguese power company Energias de Portugal (EDP) plans to convert a decommissioned thermal power plant in southern Spain into a green hydrogen production facility, in a EUR 550 million investment.

The objective of EDP is to turn the 570 MW coal-fired plant and its surroundings into a green hydrogen hub that will help decarbonize nearby industries as part of the energy transition, but also generate renewable energy for export by sea.

The plant, located in the town of Los Barros, is currently in the process of being dismantled, according to local media. Its closure has dealt a serious blow to the town’s economy, and local officials are hoping EDP’s project will help improve the situation.

The plan is to turn the area into a hydrogen hub to decarbonize nearby industrial facilities

The so-called Hydrogen Valley of the Bay of Algeciras will include green hydrogen, renewable energy production, and energy storage.

EDP is considering an energy storage project with 255 MW of lithium-ion batteries

In the energy storage segment, EDP is considering a project that would include lithium-ion batteries with a capacity of 255 MW, it was reported following a meeting between EPD officials and the mayor of Los Barrios.

Comments (0)

Be the first one to comment on this article.

Enter Your Comment
Please wait... Please fill in the required fields. There seems to be an error, please refresh the page and try again. Your comment has been sent.

Related Articles

Greece, Bulgaria offer best returns on battery investments in Europe

Greece, Bulgaria offer best returns on battery investments in Europe

27 February 2024 - Investments in battery storage offer the opportunity for profitable energy arbitrage, according to Rystad Energy

EBRD reiterates commitment to Western Balkans decarbonization

EBRD reiterates commitment to Western Balkans decarbonization

27 February 2024 - EBRD intends to expand its activities in the Western Balkans, but it warned that private investment and EU funding imply reforms

IFC loan Serbia largest biomass CHP decarbonize paper industry

IFC approves loan for Serbia’s largest biomass CHP project to decarbonize paper industry

26 February 2024 - IFC facilitated a loan package of EUR 106 million for Serbian tissue paper producer Drenik ND, which is about to build a biomass CHP plant

Viktor Andonov BEF 2024 North Macedonia ESM EUR 1 billion decarbonization

Viktor Andonov joins Belgrade Energy Forum 2024 in May: ESM earmarks EUR 1 billion for decarbonization

26 February 2024 - Viktor Andonov from North Macedonia's power utility Elektrani na Severna Makedonija (ESM) will participate at Belgrade Energy Forum 2024