Amorebieta power station

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Amorebieta power station is an operating power station of at least 786-megawatts (MW) in Amorebieta-Etxano, Basque Country, Spain.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Amorebieta power station Amorebieta-Etxano, Basque Country, Spain 43.2347, -2.7497 (exact)[1]

The map below shows the exact location of the power station.

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Unit-level coordinates (WGS 84):

  • Unit 1: 43.2347, -2.7497

Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology CHP Start year Retired year
Unit 1 operating[2] gas[3][4] 786[3][5] combined cycle[5] no[4] 2005[5]

CHP is an abbreviation for Combined Heat and Power. It is a technology that produces electricity and thermal energy at high efficiencies. Coal units track this information in the Captive Use section when known.

Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details

Unit name Owner Parent
Unit 1 Bizkaia Energia SLU[3][6] Castleton Commodities International LLC; White Summit Capital AG


Bizkaia Energia, the company founded to own Amorebieta, was originally owned 50/50 by Osaka Gas and Electricity Supply Board (ESB). In 2014 they sold their shares to Arclight Capital Partners LLC.[7] In 2020 an unnamed subsidiary of Castleton Commodities International acquired ownership of Bizkaia Energia as majority owner, along with White Castle Capital.[8][9][10]

The White Castle and Castleton Commodities partnership, along with Nortegas and SENER, intend to build a 20 MW green hydrogen facility at the site and to eventually run the gas units on a dual-fuel mix of natural gas and hydrogen.[11]

Articles and Resources


  1. "Global Power Plant Database - Data - World Resources Institute". Archived from the original on July 3, 2022. Retrieved July 13, 2022.
  2. "ENTSO-E Transparency Platform". Archived from the original on January 14, 2022. Retrieved January 20, 2022.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Archived from the original on 2022-09-28. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Archived from the original on 2022-12-06. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Archived from the original on 2023-01-04. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. "About us". Archived from the original on September 20, 2021. Retrieved January 20, 2022.
  7. Osaka Gas and ESB sell Bizkaia Energia SL to ArcLight Capital Partners, Osaka Gas, May 1, 2014
  8. CCI Announces Acquisition of a Natural Gas-Fired Combined Cycle Plant Located in Spain, CCI, Feb 18, 2020
  9. Castleton Commodities International LL and White Summit Capital AG have reached an agreement with Arclight Capital Partners LLC to acquire 100% of a 786MW natural gas-fired combined cycle plant located in Amorebieta, in the Basque Country, in Spain, White Summit Capital, Nov 13, 2019
  10. About us - Bizkaia Energia
  11. The first green hydrogen plant that maximizes the use of existing infrastructure in Spain will start operations in Amorebieta in 2022, Sener, Mar 12, 2020

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