Iberdrola's renewables increase production by 10.4% in 9-mo 2021

Port Augusta Project, South Australia. Image by Iberdrola, S.A. (www.iberdrola.com)

October 18 (Renewables Now) - Spanish electric utility Iberdrola SA (BME:IBE) generated 55,139 GWh from its renewables around the world during the first nine months of 2021, which represented a year-on-year increase of 10.4%, the company said in its preliminary energy report.

Between July and September, Iberdrola’s renewables increased production by 0.9% on the year to 14,076 GWh.

As of September 2021, the company boasts 37,378 MW of renewable energy capacity, including large hydroelectric plants and batteries, or 10.4% more capacity than it had at the same time a year ago.

More information on Iberdrola’s renewables can be found in the table below:

Technology: January - September 2021 Installed capacity at end-September 2021 Installed capacity at end-September 2020
GWh y/y change
Onshore wind 29,617 4.8% 19,032 MW 18,016 MW
Offshore wind 3,073 7.9% 1,258 MW 1,258 MW
Hydro 19,759 15.5% 13,744 MW 12,864 MW
Mini-hydro 542 -4.5% 296 MW 306 MW
Solar 2,086 86.9% 2,897 MW 1,378 MW
Batteries N.A. N.A. 137 MW 25 MW

During the first nine months of the year, Iberdrola saw renewable power production rise in Spain (+23.4%), Mexico (+84.1%) and in Iberdrola Energia Internacional markets, formerly known as the Rest of the World, where the output grew by 40.8% in annual terms.

At the same time, production from renewables fell by 7.7% in the UK, by 2.5% in the US and by 2.2% in Brazil.

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