Endesa, through its renewable energy arm, Enel Green Power Espana (EGPE), started construction of four wind farms with a total capacity of around 110 megawatts (MW) in Zaragoza, Spain, the company announced Wednesday.
The 11-turbine Campoliva I plant in Villamayor de Gallego will have a capacity of 36 MW, and the 6-turbine El Campo facility in Mallen y Frescano will boast a capacity of 20 MW. The other two are the 9-turbine Santo Domingo de Luna, located in Luna and Las Pedrosas, and the 7-turbine Loma Gorda in Fuendetodos, with capacities of 30 and 24 MW, respectively.
Total investment in the farms amounts to around €116 million, according to Endesa's statement. The four facilities are expected to enter into operation towards the end of 2019. Once fully operational, they will be able to generate some 375 gigawatt-hours (GWh) per year, while avoiding the annual emission of 247,894 tonnes of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.
Endesa CEO Jose Bogas said: "These projects, as part of the 900 MW we are building in Spain, reinforce our commitment to further strengthening the country’s renewable generation mix, helping it achieve its green energy goals.
"Moreover, we are leveraging on Spain's wealth of renewable energy sources, while actively promoting innovation and sustainability by embracing international best practices in the construction phase."
With these projects, the company now has 10 wind farms under construction in Spain, all of which are located in the Aragon region.
The 10 wind farm projects are slated to enter into service by the end of 2019, and will boast an overall installed capacity of 328 MW as well as an output of around 1,080 GWh per year, while avoiding the annual emission of 717,020 tonnes of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.
By Hale Turkes