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 25 years of experience in the sector.

ACCIONA has installed more than 8,700 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

8,745 MW

OF OWN POWER

7,318MW

OF CONSOLIDATED POWER

229

WIND FARMS OWNED

6,498

WIND TURBINES

OWN INSTALLED WIND CAPACITY (MW)

COUNTRIESTOTAL POWERCONSOLIDATED POWERNET POWER

Australia

543

479

443

Canada

181

141

94

Chile

312

312

301

Costa Rica

50

50

32

Croatia

30

30

20

USA

1,064

990

851

Spain

4738

3514

4078

Hungary

24

0

12

India

164

164

135

Italy

156

156

104

Mexico

1,076

1,076

925

Poland

101

101

67

Portugal

120

120

75

South Africa

138

138

51

TOTAL

8,745

7,318

7,296

Data as of 30 June 2021