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Iberdrola Renovables builds three new wind farms in the US

Jun 29, 2009 - Datamonitor

Spanish clean power company Iberdrola Renovables is consolidating its position in the US by starting the construction of new wind farms in Illinois, North Dakota and Oregon.

Work has begun on the Star Point facility in Oregon which will have installed capacity of 98.7MW. This farm is in addition to the 149MW Rugby wind farm in North Dakota and the 300MW Cayuga Ridge facility in Illinois, on which the company has already begun construction.

These new wind farms bring the total amount of capacity under development by Iberdrola Renovables in the US to 547.7MW. Once operational, these wind farms are expected to avoid the emission of 180,000 tons of C02 and will supply electricity to some 250,000 average US households per year.

The company has recently dedicated the Lempster wind farm in New Hampshire with an installed capacity of 24MW to supply electricity to some 10,000 US households per year.

The company, which is active in 20 states, has 34 wind farms in operation in the US. As of March 31, 2009, Iberdrola Renovables's installed capacity in the US totaled 3,031MW, or 31.4% of the Iberdrola Group's total 9,624MW under operation.