June 12 (Renewables Now) - Endesa SA (BME:ELE) has started work on the expansion of the Los Llanos onshore wind farm in the province of Burgos, Spain, to add an extra 20 MW, it announced today.
The project, which the Spanish utility is building through its renewables arm Enel Green Power Espana (EGPE), will cost some EUR 23 million (USD 26m).
The wind farm will utilise ten 2-MW turbines that will be installed in the municipalities of Cogollos and Hontoria de la Cantera. Once online, the facility will generate around 78 GWh per year. It is expected to begin operations by the end of 2019.
The project, called Ampliacion Los Llanos, will join EGPE’s existing 38-MW Los Llanos wind farm, built across the same municipalities near the town of Burgos.
The Ampliacion Los Llanos project is part of the 540 MW of wind capacity that EGPE won in the 2017 renewable energy auction in Spain. Of what was awarded, the company currently has 410 MW under construction, including the latest expansion.
(EUR 1.0 = USD 1.13)