We postulate as the energy company of the future, defending the use of clean and renewable energy. Wind energy is key in climate change, being one of the sources that has developed a highest growth over the last decades.
Wind power is stronger in the ocean than on land, hence the development of offshore wind in recent years. Until recently, because they were based on fixed structures, they could not be installed in very deep or complex seabed locations, something that has changed with the advent of floating structures. Wind turbines can now be installed on these platforms, which are anchored to the seabed by means of flexible anchors, chains or steel cables.
Iberdrola is taking a leading position in the field of floating offshore wind power by spearheading the European Flagship project. The initiative aims to demonstrate the viability and profitability of installing 10 MW+ wind turbines on floating platforms. Because it is involved in other similar projects, the company is able to gain an understanding of every stage in the development of this technology, which will prove crucial in achieving the global goals set for the energy sector.
Have you ever wondered how a wind turbine tower can support so much weight? Or why they are all orientated in the same direction? This is the nature of wind turbines, the giants of renewable energy.
Offshore wind energy is the clean and renewable energy obtained by taking advantage of the force of the wind that is produced on the high seas, where it reaches a higher and more constant speed than on land due to the absence of barriers. In order to make the most of this resource, mega-structures are installed that are seated on the seabed and equipped with the latest technical innovations. Discover what these real sea giants are like and how they work.
Iberdrola group, through its US subsidiary, AVANGRID, has approved the purchase of the US energy company PNM Resources, which operates in New Mexico and Texas. The company will merge with AVANGRID to create one of the largest US companies in the sector, with 10 regulated electricity companies in six states (New York, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Mexico and Texas), and the third-largest renewables operator in the country, present in a total of 24 states.