The Spanish Wind Energy Pushing Europe Forward

Published on Monday, 26 February 2018

“Currently, Spain can count on 23,121 MW of installed capacity in renewables, which generated 19% of the country’s electricity in 2017.”

– Juan Virgilio Márquez, General Director of AEE

Two years of wind

Today, Enel Green Power Spain’s renewables are able to generate about 4TWh of zero-emission energy each year. And our installed capacity on the Iberian Peninsula is destined to grow rapidly over the next two years, thanks to the development of wind energy, which now represents 8% of all the country’s installed wind capacity.  

“EGP Spain’s 2018 started off with the acquisition of 5 wind farms already in operation and the identification of new projects to construct for a total of 540 MW in wind energy.”

At the beginning of February, we signed an agreement for the acquisition of 100% of Parques Eolicos Gestinver, S.L., a company that holds five wind farms in the regions of Galicia and Catalonia, for a total capacity of about 132 MW.

After the closing of this operation, our installed capacity from renewable sources in Spain will exceed 1,806 MW, of which 1,749 MW are from wind.

“The acquisition of five wind farms consolidates our return to the renewables expansion process in Spain, after the two important tenders won last year.”

– Antonio Cammisecra, CEO of EGP

The worksite of tomorrow

In the next two years, our growth in the Spanish renewables sector will also see the construction of new solar and wind plants with an installed capacity of 879 MW.

In February, we identified 29 wind projects that will allow us to build the 540 MW of wind energy that Endesa won in the second phase of the tender promoted last May by the Spanish Ministry of Energy, Tourism and the Digital Agenda.

The new wind farms, which are scheduled to be built by 2019, will be located in the regions of Aragon, Andalusia, Castile and León, Castilla-La Mancha and Galicia and will be able to produce about 1,750 GWh a year. In addition, solar plants provided for in the same award will be built, for a total of 339 MW.