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Smarttia, through its renewable energy company, Greenalia, starts operating its 22.5 MW Ourol Wind Farm after a 26 M€ investment

October 21st, 2022 / Infrastructure

  • · This wind farm, located in the town of Ourol in the province of Lugo, has mobilized of more than 90 jobs
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Greenalia, Smarttia’s renewable energy subsidiary, will start up the Ourol wind farm (Lugo) this June. The facility, with an installed capacity of 22.5 MW, will be able to start generating its first MWh at the beginning of the summer. This will be the company’s second wind farm, following the connection to the grid last December of the Miñón wind farm in Vimianzo.

Now that the civil works have been completed, the Ourol wind farm is in the assembly phase of the wind turbines, a total of five 4.5 machines each, with a 136-metre rotor.

A total of 26 M€ have been invested in this installation, which has had an economic impact on the area, as a total of 230 jobs are being mobilized during the construction phase of the wind farm and its commissioning.

Once it is fully operational, the Ourol wind farm will produce 65,300 MWh/year, with a positive impact on the environment, since thanks to this renewable energy generation, 24,150 tCO2 /year will be avoided, which is equivalent to 16,300 cars driving for a year.

These first two wind farms (Miñón and Ourol) will be joined in the last quarter of 2020 by three more in the province of A Coruña: Alto de Croa, Alto de Croa II and Monte Tourado, all of which are currently at an advanced stage of processing.

In total, on completion of the five wind farms that form part of the first phase of the company’s Eolo project, 74.2 MW will have been commissioned, which will have a major positive economic and employment impact in the areas where these wind farms are located, especially during the crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

For the commissioning of these renewable energy infrastructures, 87 million euros will have been invested and nearly 1,000 jobs will have been created. In this regard, it should be noted that Greenalia as an essential sector maintains its activity in the COVID-19 crisis and the employment of the entire business group, thus contributing to the revitalization of the Community’s economy in this exceptional situation.