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Construction starts on EUR 22m wind farm in Spain

EUR 22m invested in wind farm for Murica region

The wind farm will be equipped with 11 Gamesa turbines
The wind farm will be equipped with 11 Gamesa turbines

Construction has started on a 22MW wind farm in Spain. Energy firm Iberdrola has commenced construction of the wind farm in Sierra Des Las Cabras, Murica. The company is to invest EUR 22m on commissioning the wind farm, which is scheduled to be connected to the grid by the end of this year.

Located in the municipality of Jumilla, the wind farm will be equipped with 11 Gamesa G97 model 2MW wind turbine and built by Iberdrola Ingenieria.

Iberdrola said: “The facility will consolidate the company as the leader in the wind energy sector in terms of capacity in the Murcia Region. Iberdrola is the foremost renewable energy producer in this autonomous region, where its wind farms provide electricity to around 300,000 people, thereby avoiding the emission of some 375,000 tonnes of CO2 per year.”

The company already has six wind farms in operation, with a combined installed capacity of 140 MW. These are Buey, Gavilanes, Ampliación de Gavilanes (Gavilanes Extension), Los Almendros I and II and Reventones-, all of which are located in the Altiplano (Plateau) county (Yecla and Jumilla).

EUR 20m on evacuation infrastructure

Iberdrola is building the electrical infrastructure needed to enable the evacuation of the energy produced by the five new wind farms scheduled to be installed in the Plateau county of the Murcia region. This includes the Sierra de las Cabras wind farm, giving a combined installed capacity of 350MW.

Via its engineering and construction subsidiary, the company will be commissioning two new substations, the Peñarrubia Renovable and Sierra de las Cabras substations, as well as various high voltage power lines, one of which is already complete. The investment on this project totals some EUR 20m.

As they will share this new energy evacuation infrastructure being built by Iberdrola, wind energy develops achieve the double goal of significantly reducing costs and minimising the environmental impact.

The company has around 850,000 customers in the Murcia Region, to which it provides electricity and natural gas. It also has a distribution network consisting of over 40 substations, 16,000km of overhead power lines, 4,500km of underground power lines and 10,000 transformation centres.