WIND FARMS IN ARAGON

Aragon, leader in wind energy production in the north-eastern half of the Iberian Peninsula

The cierzo, the cold, dry wind characteristic of the Aragon region, has become a powerful driver of renewable energy in the Ebro Valley. In addition to its contribution to the generation of clean and sustainable electricity, wind power plays a key role in promoting employment. In Aragon alone, it has generated 11,522 jobs, both direct and indirect.

Wind farms in Aragon

Wind farms in Aragon

Number of wind power plants 11
Total installed capacity 376 MW

With 47,697 km², Aragon is Iberdrola España's leading wind energy producer in the north-eastern half of the peninsula. Across the three provinces of the autonomous region - Huesca, Zaragoza and Teruel - there are 11 wind farms with a total installed capacity of 376 MW. This power provides electricity to thousands of Aragonese households.

Wind farms in Huesca

In Huesca, Iberdrola España has established an installed capacity of 94 W, meeting the electricity needs of 95,128 households. This province has two wind farms: Tardienta I and Tardienta II

Tardienta I and Tardienta II wind farms

The Tardienta I wind farm, located in the municipality that shares its name, is made up of 120 wind turbines with a total installed capacity of 49.5 MW. This plant is located in one of the most productive wind farms in Aragon and the first in the province of Huesca.

Tardienta I involved an investment of €80.5 million and began operating in December 2022. For its part, Tardienta II has 52 wind turbines, adding an installed capacity of 44.2 MW to the region's wind power contribution. Both farms produce enough energy to supply 79,000 families

Wind farms in Teruel

Iberdrola España operates only one wind farm in Teruel: La Torrecilla. Acquired in 2008, the facility is located in the Teruel municipalities of Utrillas, Pancrudo and Martín del Río . With a total installed capacity of 44.2 MW, this energy source supplies electricity to a considerable number of households.

Wind farms in Zaragoza

Zaragoza is the province that leads Iberdrola España's wind energy landscape in Aragon. Not only is it home to the largest number of wind farms, but it also has the most significant installed capacity in the entire region.

In the province, Iberdrola España operates with an installed capacity of 246 MW through 8 wind farms: La Plana 2 (17 MW), La Plana 3 (21 MW), Entredicho (36 MW), Fuendetodos I (46 MW), Fuendetodos II (48 MW), El Pradillo (23 MW), Expo 08 / El Espartal (6 MW), Puylobo (49 MW). These facilities are spread over a surface area of 17,274 km².

La Plana 3 wind farm

In the town of La Muela, in Zaragoza, La Plana 3 has been in operation for more than 25 years, making it the oldest wind farm in Spain. Since its commissioning at the end of 1996, La Plana III has maintained an installed capacity of 21 MW and has generated a net production of almost 950 gigawatt hours (GWh), equivalent to the approximate annual consumption of a city of 726,000 inhabitants, similar in size to Zaragoza.

The good production figures of La Plana 3 are the result of the application of various efficiency programmes developed by Iberdrola España in the area, both in terms of operation and maintenance .

Fuendetodos I, Fuendetodos II and Entredicho wind farms

In places where wind is predominant, onshore wind has become one of the most important renewable energy sources for securing a sustainable energy supply and the transformation to a carbon-free economy. 

This is the case of Fuendetodos, one of the municipalities with the greatest energy contribution in Aragon. Known for being the birthplace of Francisco de Goya and for being one of the best places in Aragon for the location of wind farms, it has 97 wind turbines that also extend to the towns of Aguilón, Azuara and Villanueva de Huerva. 

The three wind farms in this area, Fuendetodos I, Entredicho and Fuendetodos II, have a total installed capacity of 130 MW. Specifically, Fuendetodos I has 23 wind turbines, which allows it to reach an output of 46 MW; Entredicho generates 36 MW of power through 18 wind turbines, and Fuendetodos II has 48 MW through its 56 wind turbines. 

In 2014, the Zaragoza town was awarded the Eolo Prize for rural wind energy integration award for being a model municipality in terms of wind power development.

El Pradillo wind farm

Located between the Zaragoza municipalities of Frescano, Borja and Agón, the El Pradillo wind farm was commissioned at the beginning of 2020. The construction of the wind farm, made up of 7 wind turbines, has involved an investment of €26 million. In addition, the installation has had a positive impact on the industrial fabric of the area and on the hiring of personnel, involving 75 local workers. 

The production of clean energy generated by this wind farm, with an installed capacity of 23 MW, will supply around 10,500 households annually, almost a third of the total population of the city of Teruel. In addition, the facility will prevent the emission of 17,300 tonnes of CO2 annually

Puylobo wind farm

The Puylobo wind farm is located in the municipalities of Borja and Mallén and its construction, in which more than 120 professionals collaborated, was completed in record time: the plant was erected in eight months in 2020 during the pandemic . 

The installation has 49 MW of installed power, distributed among 14 wind turbines of 64.5 metres in length, ideal for areas with medium and high winds. On the other hand, the components of the wind turbines, from the towers to the generators, have been manufactured in places such as Asturias, Cantabria, Soria and Burgos.

The commissioning of this wind farm will save the annual emission of 19,000 tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere. 

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