Repsol has started construction of the first of two wind farms in the 860 megawatt class Delta 2 cluster in the northeastern Spanish region of Aragon.
The entire Delta 2 should be completed in 2023 and supply around 800,000 households with electricity while avoiding the emission of more than 2.6 million tons of carbon dioxide per year.
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As part of its strategic plan to achieve net zero emissions by 2050, Repsol plans to reach 7.5 gigawatts of so-called low-carbon generation by 2025, and double that number by 2030 -emissions category, most projects will come from renewable sources.
Repsol currently has a low-emission generation capacity of 3.3 GW, including the 335 MW Delta 1 wind project also in Aragon, which has been in operation with 89 turbines in eight wind farms since last March.
Repsol is also currently building the 175 MW Pi wind project in northern Spain and is developing three solar projects in the country with a total output of 264 MW.
By signing a joint venture with Ibereolica Renovables Group which gives him access to a portfolio of assets in Chile that is expected to have a total capacity of more than 1.6 GW by 2025.
Repsol has allocated 5.5 billion euros ($ 6.7 billion), or 30% of its 2021-25 investment, to low-carbon initiatives.
The company has started construction of the Cometa 1 and 2 onshore wind projects in the Spanish province of Zaragoza with a total capacity of 60 MW and will start work on three more wind farms that are part of the Delta 2 complex later this year.
(This article first appeared in Upstream’s sister publication Recharge for renewable energy on May 10, 2021.)