Acciona to supply green power to Vidrala glass factory

Acciona’s solar photovoltaic plant in Amareleja (Portugal)

One of Vidrala’s glass container manufacturing plants in Portugal will receive renewable energy from Spanish infrastructure group Acciona.

Spanish infrastructure group Acciona SA has announced that it has signed an agreement to supply renewable energy to a glass container manufacturing plant operated by Portugal’s Vidrala group.
Through Acciona Green Energy Developments, the company will deliver power to Vidrala’s factory in the Portuguese town of Marinha Grande. The supply covers the period from 1 July 2018 to 31 December 2019, the company said.
The contract is one of the biggest won by Acciona in the country since it started operating in Portugal back in 2015. Overall, the glass plant will be able to offset around 40,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions during the contract term.
Acciona Energia, the subsidiary that acts in the Iberian Electricity Market (MIBEL), has 165 MW of operating facilities in Portugal, of which 119.7 MW come from wind farms and 45.8 MWp from photovoltaic (PV) plants.