Spain's Iberdrola opens three new wind parks in US: firm

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Spanish energy group Iberdrola began operating three new wind parks in the United States on Tuesday, the company said, a move that strengthens its position as the number two renewable energy operator in the country.

The wind parks are located in California,New Hampshire and Massachusetts and they have a total capacity of over 265 megawatts, the company said in a statement.

"With these three new complexes Iberdrola consolidates its commitment to the United States and takes advantage of the country's commitment to wind energy, which is without a doubt the most efficient and mature of all renewables," it said.

The largest of the three new wind parks is located in Manzana, California and it has an installed capacity of 189 megawatts, making it one of the biggest wind parks in the world, the company said.

It has 126 wind turbines produced by US industrial giant General Electric.

The company also started operating a wind park in Groton, New Hampshire with 24 wind turbines with a combined capacity of 48 megawatts and one in Hoosac, Massachusetts that has 19 wind turbines with a capacity of 28.5 megawatts.

The wind turbines used in Groton were made by Spain's Gamesa while those used in Hoosac were made by General Electric.

Iberdrola has been present in the United States since 2006. It has over 5,700 megawatts of installed capacity in the world's largest economy.

© 2013 AFP

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