The government of the autonomous Spanish community of Extremadura made environmental and administrative information about a 500 MW solar PV project, which will be developed in the municipality of Usagre, publically available, following publication within the official bulletin of the state.
Specifically, the regional government submitted public information of a request for an environmental impact statement for the project, that consist of a solar plant, a transformer substation and a 400 kV evacuation line over 12 kilometers long.
Additionally, it submitted public information of various requests for the authorization of the project from the prior authorization authority.
The project is specifically located within the municipalities of Usagre, Hinojosa del Valle and Bienvenida, in the Extremaduran province of Badajoz, in the southwest of Spain.
To date there has not been any large PV projects outside of the tariff scheme for solar PV in Spain, which was halted in January 2012. However, there are various large PV plants planned in the Extremadura and Murcia regions, among others.
Translation by Sam Pothecary. The original in Spanish is available on the pv magazine Latinoamérica website.