Spanish group given permit to repower old 16.5-MW wind farm
The Serralta wind farm. Image by Grupo Enhol (www.grupoenhol.es)
The government of the Spanish region of Navarre has recently approved the repowering of the 16.5-MW Serralta wind farm to reduce the number of its turbines to nine from 51 it currently has installed.
Serralta, located in southern Navarre municipality of Cabanillas, was commissioned in 1998 and was one of the region’s first wind farms. It is owned by Grupo Empresarial Enhol SL, a Navarre-based corporate group active in a number of sectors including renewable energy.
The regional government said Thursday that the repowering project had started and would continue through the coming years.
Enhol has already begun the process of replacing six turbines -- one MTorres TWT-1500 unit and five ECO-44 machines -- with a single Nordex-Acciona N155 4.5-MW piece.
Once the repowering is over, the Serralta wind farm will still have 16.5 MW of installed capacity, but the electricity production will increase by up to 30%, the Navarre government said.
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