Major European utility Iberdrola plans to replace coal-fired plants with solar, wind

Major Spanish utility Iberdrola is to replace its two remaining coal-fired power plants with renewable facilities.

An application for the “orderly phase-out” of the firm’s Lada and Velilla plants was made in 2017, with the Spanish government expected to announce its ruling next year.

The coal-fired plants are in the north of the country and have a combined capacity of 874 megawatts.

In a statement Monday, Iberdrola said it intended to replace the coal-fired plants, which have a combined capacity of 874 megawatts (MW), with 500 MW of wind and solar.

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