Spain

Spain

ZARAGOZA CONFERENCE

Spain will soon have 300 MW of wind power up and running according to experts meeting last month for a three-day conference in the northeastern city of Zaragoza. Manuel Ramallo Saro of Spain's Energy Ministry, one of around 40 speakers at the Jornadas De Energ’a E—lica En España, said this target was perfectly feasible thanks to the efforts of national turbine manufacturers who were capable of producing enough turbines to add 200 MW to the grid each year. Wind energy developers in Spain, he added, had undertaken to install 172.9 MW this year, a record figure representing more than Spain's current wind power capacity of 115.2 MW. Jornadas de Energ’a E—lica En España is organised once every three years by the Ministry of Energy and Industry's renewables wing, IDAE, and is sponsored by the Altener programme and several other institutions, both public and private.

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