ONSHORE WIND ENERGY IN SPAIN

Onshore wind power at Iberdrola España, key to our country's energy transition

After two decades working with renewables, today we are world leaders and benchmarks in onshore wind energy. Iberdrola España has wind power plants with an installed capacity of 6,550 MW, enough to supply hundreds of thousands of homes and with a net production capacity of 10,726 GWh. In this way, we are making our commitment to a future based on clean and inexhaustible energy a reality.

Onshore wind farm in Spain

El Andévalo wind farm complex, the largest in continental Europe. 


The benefits of wind energy in Spain

The onshore wind energy is generated by transforming the movement of air currents into electricity via wind turbines located on the ground. Thanks to their blades, these technological giants convert kinetic energy into electrical energy, which is then fed into electricity distribution networks. 

From windmills to today's wind farms, wind power is Spain's main source of indigenous energy. These are the many benefits of wind energy in Spain

  • Renewable and sustainable energy. Onshore wind power is a clean, safe, inexhaustible and environmentally friendly source of energy. 

  • Low waste generation and zero emissions. Compared to other forms of energy generation, onshore wind produces very little waste and emits no toxic gases or radiation. 

  • Responsible decommissioning. Wind farms, where wind turbines are installed, are mobile structures. At the end of their useful life, they are dismantled and the area where they are located is reclaimed.

  • Compatible with other activities. Agriculture and livestock farming continue to be active in the surrounding area, allowing the space to be used in a multifunctional way.

How do we monitor the operation of our wind farms?

Two decades ago, Iberdrola España inaugurated a pioneering project on a global scale in the field of renewable energies: the Renewables Operation Centre (CORE) in Toledo. This centre controls and operates in real time the operation of Iberdrola España's wind, photovoltaic and hydroelectric facilities.

Today, the centre manages, from its headquarters in Toledo, more than more than 300 wind farms, photovoltaic plants, electrical substations and batteries located in 11 different countries. In addition, the CORE monitors more than 3 million real-time data and controls more than 13 GW of active power.


Wind farms in Spain

Onshore wind farms in Spain are installed in locations where there is expected to be an adequate amount of wind. These farms are made up of wind turbines, transformers and an electrical substation. Together, they work to convert air currents into electricity that we use in our homes and businesses. 

At Iberdrola España, we have almost 200 wind farm installations in 13 autonomous communities. 

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