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88 NEG Micon units ordered for Galicia
1 May 2001
Acciona Eólica de Galicia (AEGA) has ordered 88 NEG Micon 750 kW turbines for three wind farms in the province of Lugo in the north of Galicia. These make up the 66 MW second phase of AEGA's 240 MW strategic regional wind plan. The company is managed by Alabe, the renewables and cogeneration arm of Spain's giant Acciona group. The first phase of Aacciona's wind plan, comprising three plant -- Soán (19.25 MW), Nordes (20.25 MW) and Cuadramón (18.75 MW) -- came on-line in 1999, made up of 78 NEG Micon 750 kW units. According to NEG Micon's Rene Aamand, grid limitations in the area will initially limit the size of the second phase, meaning that 49 of the new turbines will have to share the same power lines and connection point as the first three plants. The other 39 machines will have to wait for grid improvements under construction in the area. The remaining 116 MW of the strategic wind plan is under approval and NEG Micon expects all four phases will be finished in a few years. Given the close proximity of each phase, NEG Micon says that the full 240 MW project will become one of the largest wind plant in the world. All NEG Micon turbines for Galician developments are made in the company's own assembly plant in Lugo.
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