MADRID, 14 Dic. (EUROPA PRESS) -
Iberdrola will repower four onshore wind farms in Galicia and Castilla La Mancha, its first four wind farms in Spain, which will reduce the number of wind turbines installed in both communities by 200 and increase the energy production of the facilities by an average of 30%. the company has reported.
The machines used in the repowering will have a unit power that is up to six times that of the first wind turbines installed in Spain more than two decades ago.
Repowering involves replacing the old turbines in a park with more powerful and efficient models that use the latest technology.
In this way, more energy is produced and less impact is caused on the landscape, which contributes significantly to the efficiency and sustainability of energy generation. With this action, Iberdrola's parks in Galicia will have 82 fewer wind turbines.
Located in Lugo, the 49 MW Muras wind farm, commissioned in 1998 and which generates clean energy to supply a population equivalent to 41,000 homes per year, will go from having 74 wind turbines of 660 kW to 11 wind turbines of 4.3 MW .
While the 18.5 MW Serra da Panda park, operational since 2002 and located in A Coruña, will reduce its number of wind turbines by 19, from the current 24, 22 of them with a unit power of 660 kW and two of 2 MW to five, with three of 4.3 MW and two of 2 MW. This park generates enough green energy to cover the energy needs of 12,600 families.
In Castilla La Mancha, the parks that will benefit from the repowering are located in Albacete. Launched in 2001, the 49.5 MW Molar de Molinar supplies 29,500 homes with clean energy, and will have 11 4.5 MW wind turbines, 64 less than the current 75 of 660 kW.
For its part, the 48 MW Isabela wind farm will go from 64 750kW wind turbines to 11 wind turbines: six of 4.5 MW and another five of 4.2 MW. In total, 26,000 families can consume emission-free energy thanks to this park.
The projects are expected to generate an impact on the local economy through the use of local labor, and even more indirect opportunities during the decommissioning and construction of the supply chain.
The initiative is part of the first call for aid from the Circular Repowering program, granted by the Ministry for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge through the Institute for Energy Diversification and Saving (IDAE).
In Spain, the company has almost 200 wind farm installations in 13 autonomous communities, with a total installed power that reaches 6,550 MW, enough to supply thousands of homes, and with a net production capacity of 7,405 GWh.
After two decades working with renewables, Iberdrola has more than 41,000 green MW installed. In onshore wind energy, the group continues to lead the sector with more than 20,000 MW of installed power worldwide.
Its new Strategic Plan will allocate 25% of the investment in renewables to increase its installed capacity in this technology by 3,100 MW.