ACCIONA Windpower (AWP), a subsidiary of the ACCIONA Group that designs, manufactures and markets wind turbines, says it will install 805.5 MW in North America this year. All of the wind facilities are owned by third-party customers but will use AWP's turbines.
By year's end, the Green Pastures I and II wind farms (300 MW) and the Cameron Wind Farm (165 MW) will be grid connected. These projects are located in Texas, and the first phase of the Green Pastures Wind Farm is already operational.
In Canada, the South Canoe wind farm in Nova Scotia (102 MW) is now being prepared for service. It will be fully operational in June.
In Mexico, the Ventika I (126 MW) wind farm and about half of Ventika II (63 MW of the 126 MW that make up the facility) will enter service in the second half of the year, both of them in the state of Nuevo Leon, together with Ingenio (49.5 MW) in Oaxaca.
AWP says this capacity represents 59.5% of the total that the company will put into service worldwide this year (1,353 MW). Brazil, another major market for AWP, accounts for 21.5%; South Africa – 10.2%; Turkey – 4.3%; Poland – 4%; and other countries – 0.5%.
By the end of 2015, there will be 2,346 MW of AWP turbines in operation in North America, representing 41% of the capacity installed by the company worldwide. Of this figure, 1,372.5 MW will be installed in the U.S., 796.5 MW in Mexico and 177 MW in Canada.