Bilbao, Spain [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] Spanish renewables group Iberdrola has commissioned the country’s second largest wind farm in Granada. The El Marquesado facility, in Andalusia has a capacity of 198 megawatts (MW) and cost more than EUR 250 million [US $375 million] to develop.
With an annual output expected to reach 450 gigawatt hours, the El Marquesado complex encompasses four wind farms, each with a capacity of 49.5 MW. The projects are Dólar 1, in Dólar and Huéneja, Dólar 3, in Dólar and Ferreira, Huéneja 3, in Huéneja, and Ferreira 2, in La Calahorra and Ferreira. All four sites are using Gamesa 2-MW turbines. The Iberdrola group plans to invest an additional EUR 1 billion [US $1.5 billion] in Andalusia under its strategic plan for the 2008-2010 period.
In the next three years we will make purchases worth some EUR 450 million [US $675 million] in the region,” said Iberdrola Renewables Chairman Ignacio Galán.