- During the visit to the Ballestas and Casetona wind farms, the evacuation substation, as well as the company's first photovoltaic plant in the region -Revilla-Vallejera-, the students learned first-hand how this clean energy is generated and distributed.
The students of the technical architecture and civil engineering degree at the University of Burgos (UBU) during their visit.
A group of students from the technical architecture and civil engineering degree course at the University of Burgos visited various Iberdrola España renewable energy facilities in the province with their professors, where they learned first-hand how this 100% renewable clean energy is generated and distributed.
Before their tour of the Ballestas and Casetona wind farms, where they had access to a wind turbine, the BaCa evacuation substation and the company's first photovoltaic plant in the region -Revilla-Vallejera-, they were given a basic understanding of how they work through the projection of images and explanations of their components by viewing a section of a wind turbine blade, methods of operation and maintenance of the facilities and the construction process.
All these electrical infrastructures are located in the Burgos municipalities of Vallejera, Revilla-Vallejera and Castrojeriz. The wind farms have 20 G132 wind turbines and the photovoltaic plant has 7 Ingeteam power blocks and 2014 solar trackers, giving a total power of 68 megawatts (MW) wind and 50 MW photovoltaic.
In addition, Iberdrola España is developing two solar plants of 41 MW and 33 MW to hybridise the existing BaCa wind complex - Ballestas and Casetona - which will be the first hybrid wind and solar plant in Spain.
The visit, organised by the University of Burgos, was attended by Eduardo Carrasco, head of the Burgos-Palencia area, and Álvaro Vadillo, head of operations and maintenance at the Burgos facilities, on behalf of Iberdrola España Renovables.
By participating in this type of initiative, the company once again demonstrates its commitment to sustainable development, training and dissemination of renewable energies in the areas where it operates, encouraging and promoting collaboration between public institutions and private enterprise.
1st Iberdrola CONVIVE Awards
Revilla Vallejera, recognised at the 1st Iberdrola CONVIVE Awards, has been on the renewable energy map since 2016 and is an example of how small towns not only coexist with green energy, but also complement each other.