ACROSS THE ENTIRE WIND POWER VALUE CHAIN

Specialists in the development, construction and O&M of wind farms and in the management of energy sales

WIND POWER

ACCIONA is the global leader in the development, construction, operation and maintenance of wind power facilities, with more than 20 years of experience in the sector.

ACCIONA has installed approximately 8,000 MW of our own wind power, which generate approximately 80 % of our renewable production to fight global warming. In addition, we have built about 1,900 additional MW for customers, which underpins our knowledge of the most efficient wind power solutions adapted to the characteristics of each project.

We have also developed proprietary wind turbine technology through ACCIONA Windpower, which in 2016 joined the German company Nordex, in which the ACCIONA group is a reference shareholder.

 

ABOUT WIND ENERGY

Wind power consists of converting the energy produced by the movement of wind turbine blades driven by the wind into electrical energy. 

The blades of a wind turbine turn between 13 and 20 revolutions per minute, depending on their technology, at a constant or variable velocity, where the velocity of the rotor varies in relation to the velocity of the wind in order to reach a greater efficiency. 

What is the average life of a wind turbine?  

Wind turbines have an average life of over 25 years, although the most widespread accounting criterion is set for periods of 20 years. Rapid evolution of wind technology has lead to an increase in the durability of wind turbines. 

How is a wind turbine foundation made?  

The Mt. Gellibrand Wind Farm was completed in late 2018. The Wind Farm generates 132 MW of clean energy, which is enough to power 90,000 homes. This is how the foundations are made and how the turbines are put together. 

Key figures

Data as of 31 December 2019

7,977 MW

OF OWN POWER

6,550MW

OF CONSOLIDATED POWER

225

WIND FARMS OWNED

6.290

WIND TURBINES

OWN INSTALLED WIND CAPACITY (MW)

COUNTRIESTOTAL POWERCONSOLIDATED POWERNET POWER

Australia

434.50

370.50

312.33

Canada

181.00

141.00

94.01

Chile

234.00

234.00

219.00

Costa Rica

49.50

49.50

32.18

Croatia

30.00

30.00

20.00

USA

865.53

791.28

607.43

Spain

4740.47

3515.61

4080.34

Hungary

24.00

0.00

11.82

India

163.80

163.80

135.20

Italy

155.80

155.80

103.87

Mexico

739.50

739.50

544.00

Poland

101.00

101.00

67.33

Portugal

119.70

119.70

74.58

South Africa

138.00

138.00

50.51

TOTAL

7976.80

6549.69

6352.60

Data as of 31 december 2019