Iberdrola Renovables increased its U.S. wind energy generation 32% between April and June to reach 2.96 billion kWh. In fact, the company generated almost 50% of its energy in the U.S., cementing its status as the second largest developer in the U.S.
Iberdrola Renovables, based in Valencia, Spain, is the parent company to Iberdrola Renewables, which is headquartered in Portland, Ore.
Iberdrola has 41 wind farms in the U.S. with an installed capacity of 3,877 MW, enough to power close to 1 million average U.S. households, the company says.
The company's worldwide output was 12.8 billion kWh in the first half of the year – up 21.5% over the same period in 2009.
Iberdrola Renovables has wind farms in 12 countries.
The company credits a significant part of the growth to a favorable regulatory environment. To date, Iberdrola has landed $577 million in grants from the federal government for renewable energy projects, which it will reinvest in further projects in the country. Last June, its 404 MW Penascal wind farm in Texas became commerically operational.
Iberdrola Renovables' capacity in the rest of the world stands at 1,099 MW. It has 283 MW in France, 219 MW in Greece, 161 MW in Poland, 92 MW in Portugal, 80 MW in Mexico, 63 MW in Germany, 66 MW in Italy, 86 MW in Hungary and 49 MW in Brazil.
SOURCE: Iberdrola Renewables