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    Hydroelectric power

    Our second technology in terms of installed capacity and production

    Hydroelectric power has been one of ACCIONA Energy’s activities since the company’s early days. It was initially part of a process of modernization and valorization of small hydro plants, and later developed into the construction of new plants.

    We therefore have considerable experience in this technology, both in terms of evaluating the water resource and in the design, construction, operation and maintenance of plants. Following a major acquisition of hydroelectric assets from Endesa in 2009, we now own a total of 79 plants in a number of river basins in Spain, with an overall capacity of 888 MW (the consolidated figure is identical). This makes hydroelectric power our second biggest source of electricity generation after wind power.


    888 MEGAWATTS

    TOTAL CAPACITY

    79 PLANTS

    FACILITIES

    7 SPANISH REGIONS

    LOCATION

    2,198 GWh in 2016

    PRODUCTION

    Data as of 30 September 2017

    Mayor projects in Hydropower


      Capacity and production

      PLANTS IN 7 SPANISH REGIONS

      ACCIONA has 79 hydroelectric plants in Spain with a total capacity of 888 MW. They are all owned and operated by the company. The plants are located in seven Spanish regions: Aragon (704 MW), Navarra (76 MW), Cantabria (45 MW), Catalonia (41 MW), Castilla y León (4 MW) and La Rioja and Valencia (both with 1 MW).

      PRODUCTION EQUIVALENT TO THE CONSUMPTION OF MORE THAN 600,000 HOMES

      ACCIONA Energy generated 2,198 GWh from hydropower in 2016, representing 10.5% of the total electric power of the company in that year. This is the equivalent of covering the demand for electricity from more than 600,000 Spanish homes with clean energy from hydraulic resources.

      OWN HYDROPOWER CAPACITY INSTALLED BY ACCIONA ENERGY (MW)

      Countries Total capacity Consolidated capacity
      Spain 888.30 888.30
      Total 888.30 888.30
      Data as of 30 September 2017
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