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Wind energy factories are back to business in Spain

Spain has been one of the countries hardest hit by COVID-19. A nation-wide lockdown was imposed on 14 March to stem the spread of coronavirus. On 29 March, the government decided to ban all non-essential work for two weeks, from 30 March to 9 April, in a bid to slow the spread of COVID-19. To … Continue reading Wind energy factories are back to business in Spain

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Wind energy works to bring electricity to everyone during the COVID-19 pandemic

AEE launches the # EólicostrabaramosporTI campaign. Professionals from the Spanish wind energy sector have shared testimonies from their jobs during these days of confinement to explain that their work continues as an essential service so that wind power can reach the homes of all Spaniards. These videos -from more than 50 professionals- have been compiled … Continue reading Wind energy works to bring electricity to everyone during the COVID-19 pandemic

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Vestas resumes its productive activity in Daimiel and Viveiro

After the conclusion of the exceptional mobility restriction period defined by Royal Decree 10/2020, Vestas will resume its productive activity of blades in Daimiel and wind generators in Viveiro after Easter. The return to productive activity, until April 26, regulated by Royal Decree 463/2020, of March 14 and Royal Decree-Law 8/2020, of March 17, will … Continue reading Vestas resumes its productive activity in Daimiel and Viveiro

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Wind energy in Spain, wind farm in Cofrentes

The Ministry of Economy has authorized the commissioning of a 50 MW wind farm in Cofrentes, which will allow the production of 155,000 MWh per year of electrical energy, equivalent to the electricity consumption of 43,000 families, and will avoid the annual emission of 66,000 tons of CO2 into the atmosphere. The new wind power … Continue reading Wind energy in Spain, wind farm in Cofrentes

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COVID-19 and wind power in India, China and Spain

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) in India, the world’s fourth largest wind energy market in terms of cumulative installations, has announced that the disruption of supply chains due to the spread of coronavirus in China or any other country should be considered as a case of natural calamity and falls under a … Continue reading COVID-19 and wind power in India, China and Spain

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COVID-19, electrical system and contribution of wind energy

Wind power generation contributes 27.6% of demand, the market price is the lowest in the last 4 years and CO2 emissions from the electrical system reach a record low. Wind energy generation in MarchWind turbines has generated 15% more in March than in 2019.If we compare the wind generation values of March 2020 compared to … Continue reading COVID-19, electrical system and contribution of wind energy

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Spain sets sights on 22 GW of new wind energy by 2030

The Spanish government is targeting over 2 GW of annual wind energy installations out to 2030 as part of its new 10-year plan for renewables. Madrid has submitted its National Energy & Climate Plan (NECP) to the EU and wants renewables to account for 42% of the country’s energy mix and generate 74% of its … Continue reading Spain sets sights on 22 GW of new wind energy by 2030

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Message from the Spanish Wind Energy Association, Impact of COVID-19 on the wind power sector

The wind energy sector is strategic for the country and our companies are absolutely committed to the current situation. The effort is maximum so that the 1,203 wind farms can continue producing electricity, the factories continue supplying components, the parks under construction continue their works and the service companies can carry out their function of … Continue reading Message from the Spanish Wind Energy Association, Impact of COVID-19 on the wind power sector

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Abengoa Concentrated Solar Power contract signals Spanish maintenance battle

Abengoa’s first full-scope third-party Concentrating Solar Power maintenance contract in Spain comes as new investors, ageing assets and potential new build place greater focus on operational efficiency, experts told New Energy Update. In January, pulp and biomass specialist Ence Energia y Celulosa awarded Abengoa a three-year operation and maintenance (O&M) contract for its 50 MW … Continue reading Abengoa Concentrated Solar Power contract signals Spanish maintenance battle

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Coronavirus paralyzes wind energy jobs in Spain

The coronavirus outbreak in Spain has forced the government to declare a state of emergency and impose extraordinary measures and restrictions, which have resulted in the closure of factories in the country in at least two large companies in the wind power industry. According to a report on Tuesday by the Europa Press news agency, … Continue reading Coronavirus paralyzes wind energy jobs in Spain

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Iberdrola guarantees the electricity supply and activates its action plan to prevent the spread of the coronavirus

Iberdrola, which provides an essential service for the population, reinforces the normal functioning of its facilities and critical and strategic activities with a battery of 65 specific measures.The group’s president, Ignacio Galán, has informed the staff of the measures taken and has appealed to the great sense of responsibility always shown by Iberdrola workers to … Continue reading Iberdrola guarantees the electricity supply and activates its action plan to prevent the spread of the coronavirus

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Wind energy becomes the first technology in Spain

Wind energy becomes the first installed power technology in the peninsula, ahead of the combined cycle that until now had been the leader. The year 2019 has marked a turning point in the transition of the peninsular electricity system towards a sustainable energy model. The integration of 6,528 MW of new renewable generation has meant … Continue reading Wind energy becomes the first technology in Spain

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A delegation from the Egyptian national energy agency visits one of Indertec’s concentrated solar power plants

On Tuesday, February 25, a delegation from the NREA (The Egyptian National Renewable Energy Agency) visited the inPOWER concentrating solar power plant that CSIN (the Indertec company that markets the Thermosolar energy modules) is building in Magtel (Seville). This visit is part of a project led by CENER, National Center for Renewable Energies under the … Continue reading A delegation from the Egyptian national energy agency visits one of Indertec’s concentrated solar power plants

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Navarra declares three renewable interest projects for wind energy and photovoltaic

Navarra declares three renewable interest projects for wind power and photovoltaic energy.The Government of Navarra has adapted three agreements that declare three business projects related to wind farms and photovoltaic solar plants, promoted by the companies Enerfin, Nordex and Suno, as foral interest investments.The three projects fall under the strategic area ‘Renewable energies and resources’ … Continue reading Navarra declares three renewable interest projects for wind energy and photovoltaic

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Juver chooses Iberdrola to manufacture all its juices with solar and wind energy energy

Iberdrola will supply 22 GWh of electricity from solar and wind power, free of CO2 emissions. Iberdrola and Juver Food add in their decarbonization strategies, upon reaching an energy purchase and sale agreement, which will allow the manufacturing company to prepare all its juices with energy from 100% renewable generation sources and, therefore, free of … Continue reading Juver chooses Iberdrola to manufacture all its juices with solar and wind energy energy

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Aragon leads the development of wind energy in Spain

“It is an important day for several municipalities and also for the process of decarbonization of the economy, which Aragón aspires to lead.” With these words, the Vice President and Minister of Industry, Competitiveness and Business Development of the Government of Aragon, Arturo Aliaga, presented the Fréscano de Naturgy wind farm, which is located in … Continue reading Aragon leads the development of wind energy in Spain

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Repsol buys 860 MW Spanish wind energy portfolio from Forestalia

Repsol has closed the purchase of 860 MW in wind power projects from the green company Forestalia.The sale includes 26 non-subsidized wind energy projects that will be developed in Aragon between 2020-22, Forestalia said, although the firm did not disclose the financial details of the transaction.This new wind farm project with wind turbines, called Delta … Continue reading Repsol buys 860 MW Spanish wind energy portfolio from Forestalia

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Concentrated Solar Power investors return to Spain as market outlook brightens

New tariff legislation, proven plant performance and a growing need for storage is increasing investor confidence in Spanish Concentrated Solar Power ownership, investors told New Energy Update. Earlier this month, UK-based investment fund Cubico Sustainable Investments acquired the 50 MW Arenales Solar Thermal Plant in Seville, southern Spain, from the PanEuropean Infrastructure Fund. Online since … Continue reading Concentrated Solar Power investors return to Spain as market outlook brightens

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Wind energy in Aragon, Naturgy inaugurates the Fréscano wind farm

The wind power installation has created 160 jobs and will be able to produce 80 GWh of energy per year, the equivalent of the annual electricity consumption of more than 30,000 homes.The wind farm is made up of 7 state-of-the-art wind turbines and will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions by more than 63,000 tons per … Continue reading Wind energy in Aragon, Naturgy inaugurates the Fréscano wind farm

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Wind energy exceeds 25,700 MW installed in Spain

Spain leads the ranking of EU countries in onshore wind farm installation. Spain has increased wind power by 2,243 MW in 2019, multiplying by five the installed wind turbines capacity compared to the previous year, adding a total of 25,704 MW of wind power installed with wind turbines. Wind energy has produced 20.8% of the … Continue reading Wind energy exceeds 25,700 MW installed in Spain

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