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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 76 plants in a number of river basins in Spain, with an overall capacity of 876 MW (the consolidated figure is identical). This makes hydroelectric power our second biggest source of electricity generation after wind power.


    876 MEGAWATTS

    TOTAL CAPACITY

    76 PLANTS

    FACILITIES

    7 SPANISH REGIONS

    LOCATION

    1,804 GWh in 2017

    PRODUCTION

    Data as of 31 March 2018

    Mayor projects in Hydropower


      Capacity and production

      PLANTS IN 7 SPANISH REGIONS

      ACCIONA has 76 hydroelectric plants in Spain with a total capacity of 876 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 475,000 HOMES

      ACCIONA Energy generated 1,804 GWh from hydropower in 2017, representing 8.8% of the total electric power of the company in that year. This is the equivalent of covering the demand for electricity from around 475,000 Spanish homes with clean energy from hydraulic resources. Hydropower generation increased by 1.87% up to 490 GWh in Q12018 on a year-on-year basis.

      OWN HYDROPOWER CAPACITY INSTALLED BY ACCIONA ENERGY (MW)

      Countries Total capacity Consolidated capacity Net capacity
      Spain 875.90 875.90 875.90
      Total 875.90 875.90 875.90
      Data as of 31 March 2018
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