Wind farms in Castile-La Mancha

Castile-La Mancha, the region with the highest installed wind power capacity in Iberdrola España

Wind energy has experienced a significant boom in Castile-La Mancha, becoming an important centre for the production of this renewable energy in Spain. Thus, Castile-La Mancha was the autonomous community that installed the most wind power capacity in 2022, according to the Spanish Wind Energy Association (AEE). Thanks to its vast expanse of flat land and constant winds, the autonomous region plays a key role in the national map of wind-generated energy.

Wind power plants in Castile-La Mancha

Wind power plants in Castile-La Mancha

Number of wind power plants 56
Total installed capacity 1.835,41 MW

With the installation of wind farms, Castile-La Mancha contributes significantly to the reduction of greenhouse gases and to ensuring the region's energy independence. In addition, this renewable energy source also generates employment in the area: onshore wind created 1,146 direct jobs in the autonomous region in 2021. The region's commitment to onshore wind makes it a leader in the transition to a greener future. 

Castile-La Mancha is the autonomous community with the most installed wind power capacity of Iberdrola España: a total of 1,835.41 MW, distributed among its 55 wind farms. These facilities have the capacity to supply electricity to thousands of homes per year.
 

Wind farms in Albacete

Albacete leads Castile-La Mancha in terms of installed wind power capacity, with a total of 865.18 MW of renewable energy. This places it at the forefront, both regionally and nationally, in terms of installed capacity and number of Iberdrola España wind farms. 

Iberdrola España operates in the province with 28 wind farms: Malefatón (48,86 MW), Molar del Molinar (49,5 MW), Capiruza (50 MW), Isabela (48 MW), Sabina (48 MW), Sierra de la Oliva (46,9 MW), Muela (45,5 MW), Capiruza 2 (42 MW), La Cabaña (10,4 MW), Cerro Vicente 1 (29,75 MW), Higueruela (37,62 MW), Muela de Tortosilla (36,96 MW), El Gramal (9,35 MW), Virgen de Belén 1 (33,1 MW), Cuerda (31 MW), Cerro Vicente 2 (39,10 MW), Sierra Quemada (26,3 MW), Virgen de los Llanos 1 (26,4 MW), Cerro Revolcador (26,4 MW), Cerro de la Punta (24,4 MW), Pozocañada (24,4 MW), Virgen de Belén 2 (24,4 MW), Pinilla (23 MW), Virgen de los Llanos 2 (23,1 MW), Atalaya de la Solana (20,4 MW), Cerro de la Silla (15,3 MW), Morrablancar (13,2 MW) and Portachuelo (11,26 MW).

Higueruela wind farm complex

The Higueruela wind farm complex, built in 1999, consists of five wind farms: Cerro de la Punta, Higueruela, Malefatón, Virgen de los Llanos I and Virgen de los Llanos II. The installation of the complex made Higueruela a pioneering municipality in Spain in its commitment to clean energy, becoming, at that time, the second largest wind farm in the world and the largest in Europe. The wind power of the five wind farms totals 161 MW thanks to the power of 243 wind turbines.

Cerro Revolcador wind farm

The Cerro Revolcador wind farm, commissioned in 2014, is located in the town of Caudete. The facility has an installed capacity of 26.35 MW and consists of 31 wind turbines. The electricity generated by the wind farm is distributed through the Sierra de la Oliva substation. 

 

Parques eólicos en Cuenca

Cuenca is the second province of Castile-La Mancha with the most Iberdrola España wind farms. Its installed capacity amounts to 599 MW, thanks to the 14 wind farms spread throughout its territory: Cuesta Colorada (49.5 MW), Callejas (49.5 MW), Cerro Calderón (49.5 MW), Cerro del Palo (49.5 MW), La Muela 1 (49.5 MW), Maza (49.5 MW), Muela Cubillo (50 MW), Campalbo (49.3 MW), Cruz 1 (39.95 MW), Mira (38.3 MW), Carrascosa (38 MW), Monte Molón (29.8 MW), Pico Collalbas (30 MW), Cruz 2 (26.4 MW). 

Maza wind farm

The Maza wind farm, in the municipalities of Campillo de Altobuey and Paracuellos de la Vega, was commissioned in 2004. Two decades later, its installed capacity totals 49.50 MW and its annual production amounts to 104.5 GwH. The electricity produced at the Maza wind farm is evacuated through the Olmedilla substation. 

Muela Cubillo wind farm

Located in the Cuenca towns of Alcalá de la Vega and Algarra, the Muela Cubillo wind farm was inaugurated in 2008. The construction of the wind farm, with an installed capacity of 50 MW, required an investment of €60 million. Its installation provides electricity to around 100,000 people and avoids the emission of 80,000 tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere every year.

Wind farms in Guadalajara

Iberdrola España operates in the province of Guadalajara through 13 wind farms with a capacity of 340 MW: Maranchón 4 (48 MW), Sierra Menera (40 MW), Luzón Norte (38 MW), Clares (32 MW), El Cabezuelo (30 MW), Escalón (30 MW), Campisábalos (24.4 MW), Cantalojas (24 MW), Dos Pueblos (20 MW), Maranchón 1 (18 MW), Hijes (13.2 MW), Maranchón Sur (12 MW), Somolinos (10.6 MW). 

Maranchón wind farm complex

In 2006, Iberdrola España commissioned the Maranchón wind farm complex, consisting of seven wind farms with a combined installed capacity of 208 MW. The construction of the wind farms (Maranchón 1, Maranchón 4, Maranchón Sur, El Cabezuelo, Clares, Escalón and Luzón Norte) required an investment of €188 million. 

Dos Pueblos wind farm

Dos Pueblos is a wind farm located in Miedes de Atienza and Bañuelos. The facility, commissioned at the end of 2007, has an installed capacity of 20 MW. Its annual production manages to supply approximately 70,000 homes and reduces the emission of 42,500 tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere per year. 

Sierra Manera wind farm

With an investment of €45 million, Iberdrola España built the Sierra Menera wind farm in 2006. The facility, located in the towns of Setiles and Tordesilos, has 20 wind turbines and an installed capacity of 40 MW. In addition, in order to evacuate the electricity produced, Iberdrola España commissioned a 70-kilometre-long power line linking this wind farm to the Maranchón complex. 

 

Wind farms in Toledo

El Romeral is Iberdrola España's only wind farm in the province of Toledo. With an installed capacity of 31.45 MW, it was commissioned two decades ago and consists of 37 wind turbines. It is capable of supplying electricity to 15,000 homes. 

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