Iberdrola splashes out on hydropower plants

Iberdrola has announced it has modernised and upgraded almost half of its small hydro power plants in Spain. It invested around €10 million (£7.9m) on 35 of its 92 hydro […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

Iberdrola has announced it has modernised and upgraded almost half of its small hydro power plants in Spain.

It invested around €10 million (£7.9m) on 35 of its 92 hydro facilities in the last three years, installing “the most efficient and advanced technologies” in an effort to improve their output and extend their lifespan.

“The project included the electromechanical reengineering of turbines and alternators, a key element of hydro power plants, as well as civil works to upgrade canals and weirs and the replacement of control systems”, the company said.

Important environmental and safety measures were also carried out, it added.

In the first half of the year, Iberdrola operated small hydropower plants in Spain with a combined capacity of 306MW.