Three fully installed wind plant totalling 45.27 MW in the region of Aragón have remained idle for over three months while awaiting the completion of a new substation, according to the regional wind association, Asociación Eólica de Aragón (AEA). But Jose Angel Castro of Compañía Eólica Aragonesa SA (CEASA), the developer behind all three plant, was optimistic last month that the connection was going to come through before the end of April. The three plant, all in the Borja area of Teruel province, consist of a total of 66 turbines: 47, G-47/660 kW machines from Gamesa Eólica and 19 NM-48/750 kW machines from NEG Micon. According to AEA, CEASA is currently the leading developer in Aragón with 82 MW up in the region, almost double that of its closest competitor, Gamesa Energía. When the three plant are connected, CEASA's total will go up to 127.79 MW, bringing installed wind capacity in Aragon to 274 MW. Wind plant in Aragón with regional government approval -- though lacking a grid connection agreement or local authority licensing -- currently total 631 MW, while applications for a further 2356 MW are being processed.
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