Wind power in Portugal

In September 2007, there was 2,054 MW of wind power generating capacity installed in Portugal, with another 750,7 MW under construction. The major wind turbine manufacturers in the Portuguese market are Enercon, Vestas and Gamesa. [ [http://inegi.inegi.up.pt/publicacoes/outras/Wind_Farms_Portugal_Mar07.pdf Wind farms in Portugal, March 2007] ] [ [http://inegi.inegi.up.pt/publicacoes/outras/Parques_Set07.pdf] ] In 2006, Portugal generated 4.74 TWh of wind energy, or 10.2% of its total production, putting it on par with Spain.

Major wind farms

Major wind farms include: Pampilhosa Wind Farm which has a capacity of 81 MW and uses Vestas V90 turbines; Caramulo Wind Farm with a capacity of 84 MW, using Enercon E-70 E4 turbines; and Caneeiros Wind Farm with a capacity of 78 MW, using Vestas V90 turbines. [ [http://inegi.inegi.up.pt/publicacoes/outras/Wind_Farms_Portugal_Mar07.pdf Wind farms in Portugal, March 2007] ]

Under construction

Major wind farms which are under construction include the 240 MW Alto Minho Wind Farm in the Viana do Castelo district. This wind farm will consist of 136 MW of Enercon E-82 wind turbines and 104 MW Enercon E-70 E4 turbines. Another major wind farm under construction is the 112 MW Arada-Montemuro Wind Farm, in the Viseu district, which will use Enercon E-82 turbines. [ [http://inegi.inegi.up.pt/publicacoes/outras/Wind_Farms_Portugal_Mar07.pdf Wind farms in Portugal, March 2007] ]

ee also

*List of large wind farms
*Renewable energy in the European Union
*Renewable energy in Portugal
*Renewable energy commercialization

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