Sarriguren, Spain [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] Spanish wind technology firm Acciona has announced plans to install two wind farms in the United States. The two projects, which are located in Illinois and Oklahoma will have a combined installed capacity of 223.5 megawatts (MW).
Requiring a €366 million [US $479 million] investment, the projects are under construction and are due to be completed by the end of the year. A total of 149 Acciona wind turbines will be sited at Red Hills, a 123 MW in Oklahoma and EcoGrove I, a 100.5 MW project in Illinois. Both projects are fully owned by Acciona.
The Red Hills facility represents an investment of approximately US $267 million and will use 82 AW-1500 turbines. The EcoGrove I wind park will use 67 AW-1500 turbines and represents an approximate investment of US $228 million.