Progress with a project, with 23 MW of installed power that will be commissioned before the end of the year
Iberdrola has started installing wind turbines on the El Pradillo wind farm
- The components have been manufactured at plants in Zaragoza, Navarra, Gijón, Soria, Cantabria and Burgos
- Investments in renewables: the project is in addition to the 320 MW of wind and hydraulic generation operated by the company in Aragón and is part of the 3,000 MW of new renewables scheduled for 2022
Iberdrola is making progress with the construction of the El Pradillo wind farm complex (23 MW), where it has just started installing the first wind turbines. The facility is located in the municipal areas of Frescano, Borja and Agón in Zaragoza, Aragón.
The wind turbines will be fully installed within the next two months. The wind farm is made up of a total of 6 Siemens Gamesa G132 wine turbines, with 3.4 MW unit capacity and one SG114 2.1 MW wind turbine.
The wind turbine components - towers, blades, nacelles/hubs, generators, multiplier and transformers - have been manufactured in Spain at plants in Zaragoza, Navarra, Gijón, Soria, Cantabria and Burgos.
The project, developed in conjunction with Caja Rural de Navarra, represents an investment of €26 million and is expected to enter into service at the end of this year.
The production generated by El Pradillo will provide clean energy to the equivalent of 10,500 homes/year and prevent the emission of 17,300 tonnes of CO2 a year.
More investment to lead the energy transition in Spain
With El Pradillo, Iberdrola is strengthening its commitment to renewables in Aragon, where it operates more than 320 MW of wind and hydroelectric electricity.
El Pradillo is part of a clean energy relaunch plan designed by Iberdrola in Spain, whereby the company expects to install an additional 3,000 MW by 2022 and up to 10,000 new MW by 2030. The plan will create jobs for 20,000 people in Spain.
Iberdrola is the most prolific producer of wind energy in Spain, with installed power of 5,770 MW, while its total installed renewable capacity, including both wind and hydroelectric, is 15,828 MW.
Globally, Iberdrola's installed renewable capacity comes to over 30,362 MW, which makes its generation fleet one of the cleanest in the energy sector.