Iberdrola is continuing to make strides with its investments into renewables to continue to drive the energy transition and the recovery of the economy and employment. The company has started building a wind complex consisting of three farms in Malaga and Seville, in Andalusia, with a total of 79 MW. The first of these wind farms is the El Puntal II project, with 15 MW, on a site in the Sierra de la Yeguas municipal area, in Malaga. It will consist of three SG145-5 MW wind turbines, each with 5 MW, which will make it the most powerful installed in Spain. The second plant will be in Martín de la Jara in Seville, with 36 MW of installed power and with nine V150-4MW wind turbines. Iberdrola will develop the San Cristóbal wind farm, with 28 MW, consisting of four 4.5 MW and two 5 MW wind turbines in Estepa, also in Seville.
These wind projects will stimulate business for local suppliers and create jobs. More than 150 professionals are expected to be required. Once operational, the facilities will generate enough clean energy to supply a population equivalent to 70,000 homes and will avoid the emissions of 39,200 t CO2/year.
Andalusia has become a major pole of growth for Iberdrola in Spain. The company is already the leader in clean and green energy generation in the region, with almost 900 MW, and it is planning to triple its renewable installed capacity to 3,000 MW within the next five years, driving the energy transition as well as economic recovery and employment.
This plan represents an investment of almost 1.5 billion euros and the installation and assembly phases alone will create 5,500 new jobs in the region.