Vodafone signed power purchase agreements (PPA) with Iberdrola to deliver clean energy in Spain and Portugal, adding to a recent agreement in Germany.
In total the PPAs will see Iberdrola provide Vodafone with 410 gigawatt-hours (GWh) of clean, renewable photovoltaic (PV) solar energy per year in the three countries, helping to accelerate Vodafone’s net-zero journey whilst increasing its energy security.
- For Vodafone Portugal, the PPA will provide the energy from the newly built Velilla solar PV plant located in Palencia, Spain.
- A further PPA agreement for Vodafone Spain will deliver 280 GWh per year from the newly constructed Cedillo PV plant located in Cáceres, Spain.
- For Vodafone Germany, a PPA was agreed last week to supply the full energy produced from the Boldekow PV plant, Iberdrola’s first solar project to be developed in the country. The plant will have a total capacity of 56 MWp and will be built in the state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. It will be fully operational by 2024.
Joakim Reiter, Vodafone Group Chief External & Corporate Affairs Officer, said: “These agreements across Europe underline Vodafone’s commitment to ensure our customers will continue to benefit from electricity purchased 100% from renewable sources. They also provide Vodafone with improved energy security and long-term price certainty as we work towards achieving net-zero in our operations by 2030.”