Renewable energy for Portuguese glass plants
ACCIONA has signed a contract with the Vidrala Group to supply renewable electricity for two glass container plants in Portugal, for an estimated volume of over 173 gigawatt-hours (GWh). The energy supplied will be used to cover the electricity consumption of the Gallo Vidro and SB Vidros plants. All electricity supplied will be 100% renewable, avoiding the emission of approximately 60,000 tonnes of CO2 to the atmosphere during the 2020 contract period.
The operation strengthens ACCIONA’s supplies of renewable energy to corporate clients in Portugal, which began in 2015. It is estimated that the total renewable energy supplied to large clients in the country by the company will reach 850 GWh at the end of 2019, an increase of 40% over the previous year. www.acciona.com
Image: Partial view of Amareleja (Moura) PV plant.