A clean, inexhaustible and extremely environmentally-friendly energy source
Wind power is one of the world’s most mature and widely used renewable technologies, using the kinetic energy of the wind to generate electricity. It is a clean, inexhaustible and extremely environmentally-friendly energy source. Its efficiency has made it a major part of Naturgy’s commitment to the future.
GPG has wind farms with an installed capacity of 234 MW in Mexico, 204 MW in Chile and in Australia we have a capacity of 270 MW between Berrybank (awarded in 2018 for a capacity of 180 MW) and Crookwell II.
Europe, America and Oceania
DOCE (Windpower Operation and Control Office)
In 1990 we were the pioneers in Spain and Europe with one of the largest prototypes installed at that time (1.2 MW), and since then we have accumulated 25 years of experience in the development, construction, operation and maintenance of wind farms in Spain and Mexico. In 2016 we added awarded wind farms in Chile and Australia.
The diversity of our growing portfolio and our successful operations so far demonstrate the value of all the experience we have acquired while managing our wind farms, whether with our own staff or through hired technicians, and let us reach high levels of uptime and production. All of this is supported by DOCE (Centralised Windpower Operation Office), from which all the group’s wind farms are operated and supervised. All of our activities are carried out with strict safety, quality and environmental guarantees.
The plan of operations is integrated with a corporate social responsibility programme oriented towards improving relations with the communities where the wind farms are located and reinforcing the company’s image.
The assets currently in operation under the GPG umbrella include:
Bii Hioxo (Mexico): In operation since late 2014 and with an installed capacity of 234 MW, this is one of the largest wind farms in Latin America. The wind farm strengthens GPG’s commitment to this technology, as it is located in one of the places with the greatest windpower resources (the Mexican isthmus).
Crookwell II (Australia): More than 177 Australian Dollars (approximaltely 120 million euros) were invested for the Crookwell II wind farm with a capacity of 91MW as well as other investments. It has been scheduled to start operations in the second half of 2018.
Projects in construction
We continue to be committed to wind power generation, and we have the following projects under construction:
Cabo Leones II (Commune of Freirina, Chile): the wind farm will have a capacity of 205.8 MW and a power of 2.204 MW. It is located on a 3,500-hectare plot in the Commune of Freirina, in the Huasco province (Chile) in a zone declared by the Chilean government as an energy development pole of non-conventional Renewable Energies. The work, which began in 2019, aims to facilitate the start of production before the end of 2020.
Berrybank (Berrybank, Australia): the wind farm occupies 5,000 hectares and will consist of 79 turbines. In its first phase it has a total installed capacity of 180.6 MW and after completion will produce 650 GWh per year, enough to cover the electricity demand of 138,000 homes.