In what may turn out to be one of the world’s largest wind power projects to date Iberdrola Renovables, a Spanish renewable energy company, has gotten the go ahead to develop 1,500 megawatts (MW) of power in Romania. To put that in perspective, that’s enough energy to supply nearly 1 million homes with power while reportedly cutting CO2 emissions by 2.6 million tons.
Iberdrola Renovables, reports Greenbang, got the go ahead from Romania’s electrical national grid operator to commence this grand scale project. The general plan is to build upwards of 50 wind farms to supply wind power directly into Romania’s power grid. The company plans to build out these farms as part of the Dobruja Project, between 2011 and 2017. It is already at work in Romania on an unrelated wind farm and also has wind power operations in other Eastern European countries.
Iberdrola Renovables describes itself as the world leader in wind power “in both installed capacity (with nearly 11,294 MW at the close of the first quarter of 2010) and power output (over 6,812 million kWh).” Besides Romania and other Eastern European countries it has operations in, the company is also considering entering the Russian wind energy space.
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