Acciona Windpower (Madrid, Spain) plans to install 805.5 MW this year in North America. About 94% of this capacity will be with three MW wind turbines.
By the end of this year, 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 and 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 León, together with Ingenio (49.5 MW) in Oaxaca.
This capacity represents 59.5% of the total that AWP will put into service worldwide in 2015.
By the end of 2015, there will be 2,346 MW of Acciona Windpower 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 USA, 796.5 MW in Mexico and 177 MW in Canada.
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