Acciona Windpower (AWP), subsidiary of Spanish infrastructure and renewable-energy developer Acciona Group, intends to add 805.5MW of installed wind power capacity in North America this year.
Expected to be owned by third-party owners, 94% of the capacity will feature 3MW turbines from the Spanish firm.
By the end of the year, the expected installations will raise the firm’s capacity of operational turbines in the continent to 2,346MW, which will include 3MW and 1.5MW models.
Green Pastures I and II (300MW) and Cameron wind project (165MW) in Texas, US, are likely to be connected to the grid the end of the year. First phase of the Green Pastures wind farm has already been commissioned.
South Canoe wind farm in Nova Scotia, Canada is expected to start commercial operations in June. The facility, which will have an installed capacity of 102 MW, is being prepared for service at present.
At Nuevo León in Mexico, the company is expected to turn Ventika I (126MW) and about half of Ventika II (63MW out of the total 126MW) operational in the latter half of the year. The firm is also responsible for the 49.5MW Ingenio wind project in Oaxaca state.
AWP is planning to complete 1,353MW of wind power installations this year and the project in North America will account for 59.5% of the total.
As well as North America, the firm is also likely to install 21.5% of the scheduled capacity in Brazil, 10.2% in South Africa, 4.3% in Turkey, 4% in Poland and 0.5% in other countries.
Image: Acciona Windpower will carry out 1,353MW of wind power installations worldwide in 2015. Photo: courtesy of ACCIONA.