Inspenet, August 24, 2023.
More than 200 jobs will be generated thanks to the construction of a photovoltaic plant
Iberdrola, through its US subsidiary Avangrid, has begun construction of the “True North” solar power plant in Falls County (Texas), with a capacity of 240 MW. This plant will generate clean and renewable energy to supply the operations of Meta , Mark Zuckerberg’s company.
Specifically, this project will support the operations of Meta’s upcoming data center in the city of Temple, marking Meta’s second data center facility in Texas. Since 2020, Meta’s global operations have been powered by fully renewable energy .
“True North”, Avangrid’s first solar farm in Texas, is anticipated to be ready for commercial operation in early 2025.
Throughout its construction and operation phase, the initiative will create more than 200 jobs and is projected to bring in more than $40 million in property taxes over a 25-year period to the state. The company already has more than 1,250 MW of onshore wind facilities in operation in the same region.
The Executive Director of Avangrid, Pedro Azagra, highlighted that this achievement demonstrates the company’s firm commitment “to advancing the transition towards clean energy and building a more sustainable future for all”.
“With projects like ‘True North’, we continue our mission to help the country meet its ambitious energy goals, while creating quality jobs and strengthening our local economies,” he added.
The Avangrid company, with an asset value of approximately 40,000 million dollars, has a presence in 24 states and oversees a generation capacity of around 10,000 MW. Of this capacity, more than 8,600 MW comes from renewable sources, mainly wind and solar photovoltaic energy.
Additionally, the company manages an extensive network of more than 130,000 km of power lines through eight distribution companies located in New York, Connecticut, Maine and Massachusetts. Iberdrola, for its part, adds to this infrastructure in the United States a portfolio of high-quality renewable energy projects, which exceeds 25,000 MW.