Iberdrola has started installing wind turbines on the Herrera wind farm, with 63 MW capacity, in Castilla y León.
The turbines have a unit power of 4.5 MW, which is seven times more than the first wind turbines installed in the country more than two decades ago.
The Hererra complex, with 63 MW of installed capacity, is made up of three wind farms – La Huesa, Valdesantos and Orbaneja- and a total of fourteen SG 4.5-145 wind turbines with 70-metre blades offering a diameter of 145 meters.
Iberdrola is investing €70 million in the development of this wind complex, which is helping to stimulate the region’s industrial sector. The development will create jobs for almost 800 people and the field work and civil engineering works have been entrusted to local companies.
The Orbaneja and La Huesa wind farms will be in the municipal areas of Isar, Las Quintanillas, Rabé de las Calzadas and Estepar.
The former will consist of seven wind turbines, with a total of 31.5 MW of installed power, while the latter will have four turbines that will add a further 18 MW.
Valdesantos will be built in Estepar and will have three wind turbines with a total installed capacity of 13.5 MW.
The Herrera Complex will be operational by 2021 and will generate enough power to supply a population equivalent to 60,000 homes per year, while avoiding 50,000 tons of CO2 emissions per year.