Iberdrola commissions wind farms in Asturias

5 April 2013 (Last Updated April 5th, 2013 04:30)

Spanish renewable energy company Iberdrola has commissioned the El Segredal and El Candal wind farms in the western region of Asturias.

El Segregal wind farm

Spanish renewable energy company Iberdrola has commissioned the El Segredal and El Candal wind farms in the western region of Asturias.

Iberdrola's engineering subsidiary built and commissioned the wind power facilities, while Gamesa supplied the wind turbines, which stand at 67m-high with a rotor diameter of 80m.

Located between the towns of Castropol and Boal, the 38MW El Candal facility features 19 wind turbines.

The 36MW El Segregal facility is located in Villayón and features 18 wind turbines.

The combined capacity of the two facilities will be enough to power around 25,000 homes in Asturias.

Iberdrola said the electricity produced by both wind farms will help avoid the release of nearly 100,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions into the atmosphere each year.

Earlier this year, Iberdrola commissioned three wind farms, which include the Manzana, Groton and Hoosac, in California, New Hampshire and Florida respectively.

In 2012, Iberdrola generated more than 14,000MW of power and electrical output totalled 31,800 million kilowatt hours.


Image: The El Segregal wind farm features 18 wind turbines. Photo: Courtesy of Iberdrola.

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