Exhibitors & Products
Events & Speakers

To meet climate goals, electrification is essential. However, for technological reasons it is difficult to electrify the consumption of industrial sectors such as fertilizers, refining and the high temperature industry and heavy transport. For them, the production of green hydrogen by electrolysis from 100% renewable energy is key to achieving climate neutrality.

As it did with renewables 20 years ago, the company has become the `first mover´ in this new technological challenge involving the production and supply of green hydrogen. Iberdrola is thus at the forefront of this new renewable revolution, supporting the industry to reduce its polluting emissions.

Within Iberdrola's 2030 investment plan, which reaches 150,000 million euros, green hydrogen will be a great growth vector. Iberdrola is already developing several projects that will allow the decarbonization of industry and heavy transport, as well as developing its value chain. The group currently has a portfolio of green hydrogen projects that will require investments of 9,000 million euros by 2030, with the aim of developing 4 GW of electrolysers.

Main projects

  • Iberdrola has built what is the largest green hydrogen plant for industrial use in Europe. The Puertollano plant (Ciudad Real) is made up of a 100 MW photovoltaic solar plant, a lithium-ion battery system with a storage capacity of 20 MWh and one of the largest hydrogen production systems through electrolysis in the world (20 MW). All from 100% renewable sources.
  • With an investment of 150 million euros, the plant will prevent the emission of 48,000 tons of carbon dioxide per year. The green hydrogen produced in it will be used in the ammonia factory that Grupo Fertiberia has in the town which, thanks to this technology, will be able to reduce the plant's natural gas needs by up to 10% and will be the first European company in the sector to develops a large-scale experience of green ammonia generation.

  • In less than a year, Iberdrola has put into service a green hydrogen supply station in the Zona Franca of Barcelona to supply this clean energy to the TMB (Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona) metropolitan buses.
  • The facility will supply other fleets of heavy vehicles and industries in the area that adopt this vector as an energy solution and aims to generate a tractor effect around this technology and promote the creation of a green hydrogen hub in one of the main industrial areas of the country, in line with the principles of the European Hydrogen Strategy and the Hydrogen Roadmap of the Ministry for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge.

  • Iberdrola and the CAF group (Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles) have formed an alliance to promote the use of green hydrogen in the railway sector and passenger transport.
  • The alliance aims to promote comprehensive sustainable mobility solutions, from the supply of rolling stock and refueling infrastructure, to green hydrogen production plants and renewable energy infrastructure.

    The collaboration agreement also seeks to develop the renewable hydrogen value chain, helping local companies to promote technology and production capacity to promote the transformation of the sector in Spain and compete in the international market.

  • In the field of heavy transport, Iberdrola is developing numerous projects for the production and dispensing of green hydrogen. The company will deploy, in key places, logistics platforms for road transport-19 logistics hubs, including Zaragoza, Murcia, the Valencian Community and the Basque Country.
  • In the United Kingdom, the company will install, through its subsidiary in the United Kingdom, ScottishPower, the largest green hydrogen plant in the United Kingdom, with 20 MW. Located at the Whitelee wind farm, just outside Glasgow, it is scheduled to come into operation in 2023.
  • This project has the support of the British Government, which has allocated 9.4 million pounds (more than 11 million euros) to its construction from the energy innovation portfolio of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS for its acronym in English).

    The project will help clean public transport of emissions and improve air quality in the Greater Glasgow area, which aims to become the UK's first zero-emissions municipality by 2030. Once completed, the facility will be able to supply enough zero-emission hydrogen to power up to 550 daily return buses between Glasgow and Edinburgh.

  • In Brazil, the Iberdrola group and the Government of Pernambuco are promoting a project in the Suape port industrial complex, with the aim of turning it into a green hydrogen production center in the future. This is an initiative of great relevance in the country, since Suape has a petrochemical hub with a strategic location for terminal, logistics, service and industrial areas, especially relevant for the European and American markets.
  • Also in Italy, Iberdrola has signed an agreement with AECOM (world leader in the infrastructure sector), Ancitel Energia e Ambiente (a company specializing in the sustainable development of territories) and Cinque International (a company active in the implementation of solutions linked to use of green hydrogen) for the development of the green hydrogen conversion project for the Apennine railway axis linking Sansepolcro (Arezzo) with Sulmona (L'Aquila), in Italy.
  • This transport line, of more than 300 km, is strategic to connect the inland areas of Italy, which crosses Tuscany, Umbria, Lazio and Abruzzo, passing through Perugia, Terni, Rieti and L'Aquila. The line is partially de-electrified and is used by diesel trains that have reached the end of their useful life: switching to green hydrogen power will drastically reduce costs compared to traditional electrification and bring innovation and development to areas under depopulation and deindustrialization.

    Other initiatives

  • Iberdrola forms part of the Renewable Hydrogen Coalition with the aim of helping shape the necessary regulatory framework in the European Union to promote renewable hydrogen. Iberdrola will contribute its experience in renewables and green hydrogen plants to the Coalition to ensure that, with the appropriate policies, renewable hydrogen becomes a competitive alternative to conventional hydrogen during this decade.
  • Iberdrola has promoted the launch in Andalusia of the Puerta de Europa Green Hydrogen Cluster: A country project. This Cluster - in collaboration with Grupo Fertiberia and the University of Huelva - was created with the aim of developing the green hydrogen value chain and concentrating in Huelva -specifically in Palos de la Frontera- the largest production pole in Spain, transformation and consumption of green hydrogen with the clear objective of decarbonising industry and heavy transport.
  • This Cluster will integrate up to 600 MW of electrolyzers and has the support of more than 80 companies, including Navantia, Electroquimica Onubense, Alsa, Caf, Acotral, Nippon Gases, Inerco, Ariema, Calvera, Clantech, Centro Nacional Del Hidrogeno, H2b2, Intarcon, Keyter and Hiperbaric.

    With this project, 20,000 total jobs will be created, between direct and induced, and will involve an investment of 2,200 million euros.

    Statements - Millán García-Tola, Director of Green Hydrogen at Iberdrola:

  • “We are facing one of the most efficient solutions to help the most polluting industrial sectors, in which electrification is not possible, to transform their processes and become more sustainable. Thanks to the collaboration with pioneering and forward-thinking companies, we have before us tangible examples of green hydrogen production that are already a reality.”
  • “Green hydrogen will be the complement that renewable electricity needs to decarbonise economic electricity, since it will be able to reach those uses where electrification is not possible or is not the most efficient solution. Where electricity can be used does not make sense, because you do a double transformation, from renewable electricity to hydrogen and from this to electricity”.
  • “Spain has a very competitive renewable resource. Therefore, the priority is to exploit it. The production of green hydrogen allows this potential to be transferred to other industrial sectors that currently consume natural gas”.
  • “Spain is one of the European Union countries with the greatest potential to lead the production of green hydrogen. It has an abundance of renewable energy diversified into wind and sun at very competitive costs, technological knowledge and a solid industrial fabric. We all have to be able to make this potential a reality.”
  • “We are in the early stages of developing green hydrogen. Costs are expected to drop rapidly as the industry develops. The case is similar to that of the first renewable energy plants. The difference between the energy produced in the first renewable installations twenty years ago and that generated in polluting plants was then much greater than the gap that separates hydrogen today.”