PARAÍBA ONSHORE WIND FARM COMPLEX

Paraíba reaffirms our commitment to onshore wind energy in Latin America

Iberdrola, through its subsidiary in Brazil Neoenergia*, will build the Paraíba wind complex in northeastern Brazil. Formed by 18 wind farms that will amount a total installed capacity of more than 565 megawatts (MW), the new development will be commisioning between 2022 and 2023.

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

Iberdrola group reaffirms its commitment to onshore wind in Brazil with the construction of a new flagship project. The Paraíba complex, which will be commisioning between 2022 and 2023, will be located next to the town of Santa Luzia, in one of the windiest areas of America. This large renewable installation 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 indirectly owned by Iberdrola, S.A.