Acciona obtains a preallocation of 1100 MW for renewables in Spain

Acciona has obtained a preallocation in the Special Regime Register for 36 renewable electricity generation installations totaling 1,104 MW, of which 824 MW are in wind power parks, 250 MW in CSP and 30 MW in biomass. The electricity produced in these facilities, representing 12% of the capacity preallocated by the Ministry of Industry, will be remunerated under the Special Regime in Spain as established in Royal Decree-Law 6/2009.

Acciona has obtained the registration of the five Concentrating Solar Power facilities (CSP) projects it had presented, all of them with a capacity of 50 MW: Alvarado (also called ‘La Risca’); Palma del Río I and Palma del Río II (in Andalusia), and Orellana and Majadas (in Extremadura). These 250 MW have been included in Phase 1 of the four established by the Spanish Cabinet on November 13th, which means that the facilities can enter service as soon as their construction is completed. They represent 28% of the CSP capacity preallocation in this first phase and 11% of the total preallocated capacity.

Twenty-nine wind power projects have also been entered in the Register totaling 824.25 MW (13% of the preallocated total in this technology) and 774.75 MW in attributable terms (12%).

Thirteen of the wind farms (total capacity 441.45 MW) are located in the region of Valencia: Boira, Losilla, Salomon, Benalaz, Benalaz II, El Mulatón, Las Bodeguillas, La Solana, Rincón del Cabello and Alto Palancia III (the acquisition of the last-named will be completed by the end of this year), all 100% owned by the company, and Peñas de Dios, Peñas de Dios II and Cerro de la Nevera, in which the company has a 50% stake through Renomar.

Five windparks (total capacity 159.6 MW) are located in Andalusia: Viento de Alcalá, Castellana, Loma de Lázaro, Llano del Espino and Cerro Gaviria. Another five, totaling 126 MW, are situated in the region of Castilla y León: Celada I, Celada V, Peña Nebina, Sierra Sesnández and Cerro de la Mira. A further five are in Castilla-La Mancha: El Relumbrar, Peralejo, Escepar, Villamayor and El Chaparro (total capacity 92 MW) and one in Galicia: Goa (5.20 MW).

In the field of biomass, two projects by Acciona have been entered in the preallocation Register: Miajadas and Alcázar de San Juan, with 30 MW (34% of the preallocated total). Given that the capacity objectives stated for this technology in the National Renewable Energy Plan 2005-2010 have not been achieved, the Register will remain open for the presentation of new applications for preallocation of biomass plants.