EDP Renováveis opened a new wind farm today in Galicia, Northern Spain, increasing the company's installed capacity in this region to 281MW. Muxia wind farm comprises 34 wind turbines with 2MW each, which makes for a total 68MW of installed power capacity - enough to supply about 70,000 homes per year.
The opening of the wind farm was attended by the President of the Autonomous Community of Galicia, Alberto Núñez Feijóo; the Mayor of Muxia, Félix Porto; the CEO of EDP Renováveis, João Manso Neto; and the Chief Executive of EDP Renováveis España, Rocío Sicre.
With this new investment, EDP Renováveis' installed capacity in Galicia now accounts for more than 10% of the company's operation in Spain. The company's overall installed capacity in the country amounts to 2312MW.
Once in full operation, Muxia wind farm will allow the company to inject clean energy into the grid, which will prevent the emission of over 4 million tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere over the 30-year concession period.
About EDP Renováveis (EDPR)
EDP Renováveis (Euronext: EDPR) is a global leader in the renewable energy sector and the world's fourth-largest wind power producer. With a solid development pipeline, first-class assets and market-leading operating capacity, EDPR has undergone exceptional growth in recent years and is currently present in 13 markets (Belgium, Brazil, Canada, France, Greece, Italy, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, the UK and the US). EDP — EDPR's main shareholder — is a global energy company and a leader in value creation, innovation and sustainability. EDP has been listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for the past 11 years.