Iberdrola's 33.6-MW wind farm in Greece starts spinning

Mikronoros wind farm in Greece. Image courtesy of Iberdrola.

June 8 (Renewables Now) - Spanish utility Iberdrola SA (BME:IBE) announced today that its 33.6-MW Mikronoros wind farm in Greece started operations.

The wind farm was previously fully energised and connected to the grid.

Mikronoros is located in the province of Rhodope, Thrace, northern Greece. It features eight units of the Vestas V150 4.2-MW wind turbines, with a hub height of 105 metres and a rotor diameter of 150 metres.

Construction works started in 2021, but had to stop several times, first due to environmental restrictions, then due to a fire risk. The construction timetable was also affected by particularly adverse winter in that area of Greece, Iberdrola said.

Greek company Faraday was in charge of building the wind farm and access roads. Engineering company Hitachi Energy, formerly Hitachi ABB Power Grids, performed civil works and electromechanical assembly at the existing Patriarchis substation, which was completely renovated.

With the addition of Mikronoros, Rokas Renewables, an Iberdrola company in Greece, now has 315 MW of installed clean capacity, the utility added.

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