Iberdrola’s US subsidiary, Avangrid, has begun construction of the 240 megawatt (MW) True North photovoltaic plant in Falls County, Texas, with which it will supply renewable energy to supply operations in the Meta region, the facebook matrix.
This project is intended to supply electricity to Meta’s upcoming data center in the city of Temple, its second such facility in Texas. Since 2020, Meta’s global operations have been powered by renewable energy.
The forecast is that True North, Avangrid’s first solar park in Texas, will enter commercial operation in early 2025. During its construction and operation, True North will create more than 200 jobs in the region where the company already operates more than 1,250 MW of onshore wind farms.
“We are very happy to announce this milestone, which reflects our unwavering commitment to advancing the transition towards clean energy and building a more sustainable future for all”, says Pedro Azagra, CEO of Avangrid.
Listed in New York since 2015
Iberdrola is one of the largest electricity groups in the United States, where it has been listed since 2015. Headquartered in Orange, Connecticut, and with approximately $40 billion in assets, the firm is present in 24 states and manages close to 10,000 MW of capacity installed, of which more than 8,600 MW are renewable.
Its renewable projects in the country total 25,000 MW, which will allow it to continue expanding its presence in the coming years. It also has more than 130,000 kilometers of power lines through eight distributors in New York, Connecticut, Maine and Massachusetts.