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ACCIONA puts a new wind park into service in Castilla-La Mancha (Spain)

02/03/2012

With a capacity of 16 megawatts, 'El Chaparro' will produce electricity equivalent to the consumption of around 12,000 homes.

The new wind park, located in Guadalajara province (central Spain), takes the wind power capacity owned by the company in the region of Castilla-La Mancha to 560 MW.

With a capacity of 16 megawatts, 'El Chaparro' will produce electricity equivalent to the consumption of around 12,000 homes.

The new wind park, located in Guadalajara province (central Spain), takes the wind power capacity owned by the company in the region of Castilla-La Mancha to 560 MW.

ACCIONA Energy has grid connected the El Chaparro wind park, a 16-megawatt facility located in central Spain, the municipalities of Alcolea del Pinar and Saúca (region of Guadalajara). It will produce clean energy equivalent to the electricity consumption of around 12,000 homes.

The wind park, equipped with eight 2-MW wind turbines, is included in the preliminary allocation register for the remuneration of special regime plants of the Spanish Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism.

The new plant will avoid the emission of around 32,500 metric tons of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere a year in conventional coal-fired power plants, and it has a cleaning effect on the air through photosynthesis equivalent to 1.6 million trees. It will also replace fossil fuels equivalent to almost 20,000 barrels of oil a year.

El Chaparro is the eighteenth wind park that ACCIONA operates and owns in the Castilla-La Mancha. Its total capacity in the region is 559.50 MW, distributed between the provinces of Albacete (341.50 MW, 9 wind parks, Cuenca (96 MW, 5 wind parks), Ciudad Real (76 MW, 2 wind parks) and Guadalajara (46 MW, 2 wind parks). The total number of wind turbines is 329. ACCIONA has also installed 32 wind parks for other customers in the region, with a total capacity of 1,178 MW.

In Spain as a whole ACCIONA owns 164 wind parks, totaling 4,637 MW. In addition to Castilla-La Mancha, the wind power plants belonging to the Company are located in other regions: Galicia (40 wind parks), Navarra (27), Valencia (26), Andalusia (21), Castilla y León (21), Catalonia (5), Asturias (3), Aragon (2) and the Basque Country (1). For its customers, ACCIONA has built 32 wind parks in Castilla-La Mancha, 3 in Castilla y León, 2 in Murcia and 1 in Galicia.

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