May 13 (Renewables Now) - Spanish energy company Iberdrola SA (BME:IBE) announced on Monday the start of construction of the 23-MW El Pradillo wind farm in Zaragoza in Spain’s Aragon region.
The El Pradillo project has been co-developed with lender Caja Rural de Navarra Sociedad Cooperativa de Credito, requiring an investment of EUR 26 million (USD 29.2m).
The wind farm will stretch across the municipalities of Frescano, Borja and Agon in the Zaragoza province. Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA (BME:SGRE) will supply six 3.4-MW G132 wind turbines and one 2.1-MW unit of the SG114 model for the project.
El Pradillo is slated to enter commercial operation at the end of 2019. The farm’s output will be sufficient to meet the annual power demand of around 10,500 households.
Iberdrola operates more than 320 MW of wind and hydropower capacity in the Aragon region. The company’s latest effort is part of the 700-MW renewable energy portfolio it is currently building in Spain.
(EUR 1.0 = USD 1.12)