Iberdrola, a Spanish energy company, has announced the start of operations at its 33.6 MW Mikronoros wind farm in Greece. The wind project, which is located in Rhodopes, Thrace, consists eight V150 4.2 MW wind turbines, each with a hub height of 105 metres and a rotor diameter of 150 metres. The wind power project will provide renewable power to over 34,000 homes. Reportedly, Hitachi was responsible for the civil works and electromechanical assembly at the Patriarchis substation, which was fully renovated with a new gas insulation system (GIS). Furthermore, the construction of the wind farm was overseen by the Greek firm Faraday.
With the commissioning of the Mikronoros project, Iberdrola now has 308 MW of total installed wind power capacity in the country. Iberdrola is currently constructing three wind farms in Greece, including the 18 MW Rokani wind project in Viotia and the Askio II and III facilities in Kozani, each with a total capacity of 88 MW. In April 2022, the company began building on the 50.4 MW Askio III wind farm. The wind farm will feature 12 wind turbines, each with a 4.2 MW capacity and blades that are 70 metres long and have a rotor diameter of 150 metres.
In May 2022, Iberdrola committed to invest €3 billion in green hydrogen as part of its initiative to speed up the European Green Deal. The European Green Deal, first agreed upon in 2020, aims for a 55 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and for Europe to achieve climate neutrality by 2050. At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Iberdrola’s chairman announced the investment plan.