Iberdrola has been awarded the construction of the Pyrgari wind farm in Greece, with an installed capacity of 16MW.


Image: The Pyrgari wind farm was awarded to Iberdrola in the latest renewables auction held in Greece. Photo courtesy of Iberdrola, S.A.

This project renews Iberdrola’s interest in Greece, a country where Rokas, an Iberdrola subsidiary since 2004, is already one of the leading companies in the renewables sector, having a total installed capacity of 261.47 MW.The Pyrgari wind farm was awarded to Iberdrola in the latest renewables auction held in Greece and is going to be located in the centre of the country, about 110 kilometres from Athens.

The facility will have the latest technology from the Danish company Vestas, with a capacity of 4 MW per unit. It is scheduled to be operational by between 2020 and 2021.

At present, in Greece, Iberdrola has 17 wind farms and four photovoltaic power plants.

The company has received recognition for the quality of its projects, for example, the Environment Award 2014, in the category ‘Development of Sustainable Infrastructure’, for the burial of the medium-voltage overhead power network at six of its wind farms on the island of Evia.

Iberdrola is the world leader in wind energy production and currently has more than 16,000 MW of installed capacity. The company has focused its presence on renewables in mature markets which enjoy stable regulation.

As a result of its commitment to the environment and to the decarbonisation of the economy, it has managed to reduce its emissions in Europe by 75% since 2000, reaching levels that are 70% below the average of the European companies in the sector.

Source: Company Press Release