El Puntal II onshore wind farm

El Puntal II: we install the most powerful and largest wind turbines in Spain in Málaga

Operating plants Onshore wind

Iberdrola has commissioned the El Puntal II wind farm, located in the municipality of Sierra de las Yeguas, in Málaga. This facility has the most powerful and largest wind turbines in Spain and, with its 15 MW, will prevent the emission of 6,000 tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere and will supply clean energy to around 12,500 homes.

El Puntal
Operating plant

El Puntal II Onshore Wind Farm

Ubicación
Location Sierra de las Yeguas (Spain)
Capacidad instalada
Total installed capacity 15 MW
Aerogenerador
No. of wind turbines 3
Puesta en marcha
Commissioning 2022

It has a capacity of 15 MW of clean energy with only three wind turbines, whose rotor blades measure 145 metres and have a total height to the ground of 163.5 metres, 1.5 times the length of Malaga Cathedral.
 
El Puntal II will prevent the emission of 6,000 tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere and will be able to supply renewable energy to around 12,500 households.
 
This new facility is part of a wind farm complex that includes three wind farms located between the provinces of Malaga and Seville, which will have a total capacity of 79 MW. 
 
On the one hand, the Martín de la Jara wind farm, with wind turbines of the V150 model, has the largest blades in Spain with 150 metres of rotor. This project will have an installed capacity of 36 MW. 

The plant, located between the municipalities of Martín de la Jara and Campillos (Seville) and Sierra de las Yeguas (Malaga), will supply energy to 34,000 homes and prevent the emission of 22,000 tonnes of CO2, when it comes into operation. 
 
This wind farm incorporates a novel pilot initiative to improve the visibility of the wind turbines and deter birds in the area of influence of the installation. One of the blades of each of its nine wind turbines will be painted with red stripes, which provides greater contrast between them and makes them more visible to birds.
 
The third wind farm that will make up this renewable complex in Andalusia will be the 28 MW San Cristóbal wind farm, to be built in the municipality of Estepa (Seville), which is currently in the processing phase.

Iberdrola, world leader in renewable energies

At Iberdrola, we dare committed to renewable energy more than two decades ago as a fundamental pillar on which to build our safe, clean and competitive business model. Thanks to this vision, we are today world leaders in renewables, reaching 42,387 MW of clean energy in operation  at the end of Q1 2024.

This commitment is reflected in our Strategic Plan, in which we will allocate €15.5bn gross to renewables. More than half of this amount is focused on offshore wind in the US, UK, France and Germany; 28% on onshore wind and 18% on solar.