PARAÍBA ONSHORE WIND FARM COMPLEX

Paraíba, the largest onshore wind farm complex in Latin America

Iberdrola, through its Brazilian subsidiary Neoenergia*, is going to construct the largest renewable energy project in Latin America: the Paraíba wind farm complex, with a total installed capacity over 565 megawatts (MW).

Location
Santa Luzia (State of Paraíba, Brazil)

Number of turbines
181 model SG132 and G114 turbines

Total installed capacity
565 MW

Local employment
1,200 workers

Start of operations
2022/2023

Paraíba onshore wind
farm complex

The Paraíba complex will be the largest onshore wind farm in Latin America once it comes on line in 2022/2023. This huge renewable facility will be located near the town of Santa Luzia, in one of the windiest areas in the Americas, and will consist of a total of 18 wind farms, of which three — Canoas, Lagoa I and Lagoa II — are already operating, while the other 15 are at different stages of development.

The total installed capacity of Paraíba will be over 565 MW, thanks to a total of 181 wind turbines with the following characteristics:

  • 136 model SG132 wind turbines, each with a capacity of 3.4 MW, one of the most modern and efficient wind turbines on the market, with 65-metre-long blades.
  • 45 model G114 wind turbines, each with a capacity of 2.1 MW.

This project will help to create local employment, with plans to hire over 1,200 workers for the construction work.

Once the Paraíba complex is operating, Brazil will become the number 1 country in Latin America in terms of wind power capacity for the Iberdrola group.

   

* Neoenergia, S.A. is 50% + 1 share owned by Iberdrola Energía, S.A.