Iberdrola Renovables Acquires Rights to Develop 1,500MW Wind Project in Romania
Iberdrola Renovables has been granted a license by the Romanian grid operator Transelectrica to connect a total of 1,500MW of wind power to the national electricity grid.
The license is expected to pave the way for the company to roll out its Dobruja project in south-eastern Romania. The company intends to build 50 wind farms in the region of Dobrogea between 2011 and 2017. Iberdrola Renovables is implementing all its projects in Romania with partner Eolica Dobrogea, which is owned by the Swiss engineering group NEK and the Romanian companies C-Tech and Rokura.
Eolica has been entrusted with the task of developing the projects ¨C planning and obtaining the construction permits ¨C while Iberdrola Renovables is responsible for constructing and operating the wind farms.
Iberdrola Renovables intends to begin construction this year on its first wind facility in Romania: the 80MW Mihai Viteazu farm. This particular project does not fall within the new power concession granted by the Romanian government, but will also be located in the region of Dobruja. The farm is expected to be brought into service in January 2011.
(energy-business-review.com Apr. 2010)