Plans in Motion for New Spanish Wind Farm

Within the next weeks, Endesa will start up a new wind farm located in Sant Just Mountains in Teruel, Spain. With 9.24 MW of installed capacity, total investment will amount to more than €7.3 million (US$8.4 million). This new wind farm will increase the wind power capacity of the province of Teruel up to 53.46 MW, with an estimated annual output of 133,650 MWh.

Teurel, Spain – October 3, 2003 [SolarAccess.com] The Sant Just wind farm will be added to the three other wind farms located in Teruel: Escucha, Trinidad, and El Puerto. All these projects have been developed by Explotaciones Eolicas El Puerto and Explotaciones Eolicas de Escucha and are majority owned by Endesa Cogeneracion y Renovables with a 73.6 percent stake. Other shareholders are Escucha City Hall with a 16.4 percent as well as local and regional public entities. The total investment made by these two companies amounts to €49 million (US$56.9 million). The Sant Just project comprise the installation of fourteen 660-kW wind-turbines totaling 9.24 MW of installed capacity and an estimated annual output of 22,176 MWh. Besides the air-turbines, the facility includes the corresponding medium voltage underground grid, the control and communications network as well as an enlargement of the current substation. The construction of the facility, which started in July, is well advanced with its start up scheduled for the end of the month. Endesa, trough its subsidiary Endesa Cogeneracion y Renovables, will assume the management of the wind farm, as well as the technical advisory and relations with any Official Institution involved. Its worth to highlight that Endesa is the only wind power generator with operative farms in Teruel. To date, Endesa participates in three wind farms with a total installed capacity of 53.46 MW, representing Euro 46.26 million investment. The aforementioned activities are in line with Endesa’s policy of using and developing renewable energies, which led the company to participate in more than 750 MW of wind power capacity.
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