EDP Renewables Opens Wind Farm in Spain
Portuguese renewables company EDP Renewables (EDPR) has inaugurated the Muxía Wind Farm in the homonymous municipality, in the Autonomous Spanish Region of Galicia.
A press release from the wind energy producer said that its CEO Jõao Manso Neto and the Managing Director of EDPR Spain were joined at the grand opening by Galician Regional Premier Alberto Núñez Feijóo and the Mayor of Muxía Félix Porto, as well as representatives from the local and regional authorities.
The Muxía facility is equipped with thirty-four 2 MW wind turbines, offering a total installed capacity of 68 MW.
Including this new wind farm, EDP Renewables now has a total installed capacity in the region of 281 MW, accounting for over 10% of the company’s total installed capacity in Spain, which is now 2,312 MW.
The commissioning of these new facilities will represent a clear benefit in terms of the supply of clean energy through the Vimianzo substation. Once Muxía is fully operational the facility will have prevented the emission of close to 4 million tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere over its 30-year lifespan.
João Manso Neto, EDP Renewables CEO, said: “On behalf of everyone at EDPR, I’d like to thank the regional and local authorities for their support on this project. The goodwill and hard work of everyone involved have made this project possible, which will undoubtedly have a major impact on the socio-economic development of the area”.