Another 15 MW of wind power was added to the Spanish grid on March 14 when the Pemalsa wind plant in Malpica de Bergantiños on the country's northwestern seaboard came on line. Spanish wind turbine builder and developer, Ecotècnia of Barcelona, supplied the technology for the project which boasts six partners, including Ecotècnia and the regional government or Xunta. The 15 MW plant made up of 67 Ecotècnia 225 kW turbines -- most of which were built locally -- cost ESP 2520 million to develop. Part of this sum was supplied by a grant of ESP 600 million from the ministry of energy and industry. According to Ecotècnia president, Antonio Mart’nez, the wind is capable of producing sufficient energy to supply 40,000 people.
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