Heineken España has signed an agreement with Spanish public multinational electric utility company Iberdrola, allowing the former to brew its beers using only renewable energy.

Under the long-term power purchase agreement (PPA), a photovoltaic plant in Andévalo, Spain will supply clean energy to four of Heineken España’s breweries and offices.

Heineken España managing director Guillaume Duverdier said: “This initiative reaffirms Heineken España’s commitment to sustainability, is an example of our ambition to become the greenest brewer and will consolidate our leadership in sustainability in the brewing industry in Spain.

“The Andévalo plant forms part of a plan that will allow us to brew all our products using only renewable energy by 2023.”

Covering a surface area of 150ha, the Andévalo solar project is in the municipality of Puebla de Guzmán (Huelva). 147,000, 340Wp polycrystalline silicon modules are equipped, which will have the capacity to generate 82GWh annually.

Iberdrola’s 292MW wind farm El Andévalo, developed by the company in 2010, will house the facility.

Andévalo solar facility is part of Iberdrola’s strategy to invest in renewable power projects in Spain, where it intends to install 3,000MW by 2022.

Once operational, the plant is expected to offset more than 100,000t of carbon emissions into the atmosphere annually.

Iberdrola España CEO Ángeles Santamaria said: “Renewables have proven their competitive advantage and their ability to supply power at affordable, stable prices and the PPAs in the long term, as well as bringing stability to the company’s investments in renewable projects, will rise as an instrumental tool in managing the power supply for large consumers who are committed to achieving green and sustainable consumption.”