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Construction Continues at Iberdrola Renewables’ Baffin Wind Farm in Texas

Construction Continues at Iberdrola Renewables’ Baffin Wind Farm in Texas

Gulf Coast complex capacity will be 606 MW, making it Iberdrola’s largest renewable energy facility in the world

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December 2, 2013

PORTLAND, Ore. — Construction continues at Iberdrola Renewables’ 202 megawatt Baffin Wind Farm in Kenedy County, Texas, following road construction that began in November. Major activities included mobilizing the construction trailers and equipment, ordering foundation steel and road materials, and initiating grading. Work will continue through December with road and foundation construction on-site and with equipment manufacturing and electrical engineering off-site.

Baffin is the company’s third wind power project in the complex, south of Baffin Bay, following the Peñascal I and Peñascal II projects. At 606 MW, the combined complex will become Iberdrola’s largest renewable energy facility in the world. The project expects to reach commercial operation by the end of 2014.

The Baffin Wind Farm will add 101 Gamesa wind turbines and have the capacity to produce 202 MW of clean energy. The $300 million investment is expected to create up to 240 jobs during construction and eight permanent positions when the expansion is complete. The existing two phases of Peñascal together total 168 turbines and 403.2 MW, enough to power 140,000 typical homes each year.

“The successful development and construction started in Kenedy County is a testament to the partnership we’ve built with the community,” said Rany Raviv, the vice president of business development. “We look forward to starting a few more projects this year that will bring substantial local investment, jobs, and clean energy into additional communities for decades to come.”

In addition to Baffin, Iberdrola Renewables has more than 500 MW in late stage development that is on track to begin construction in 2013 or otherwise qualify for the renewable production tax credit.

Iberdrola Renewables, LLC is the U.S. renewable energy division of parent company IBERDROLA, S.A., an energy pioneer with the largest renewable asset base of any company in the world. Iberdrola Renewables, LLC is headquartered in Portland, Ore., and has more than $10 billion of operating assets totaling more than 5,800 MW of wind and solar generation. www.iberdrolarenewables.us

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About Iberdrola: Iberdrola is one of the world's biggest energy companies and a leader in renewables, spearheading the energy transition to a low carbon economy. The group supplies energy to almost 100 million people in dozens of countries. With a focus on renewable energy, smart networks and smart solutions for customers, Iberdrola’s main markets include Europe (Spain, the United Kingdom, Portugal, France, Germany, Italy and Greece), the United States, Brazil, Mexico and Australia. The company is also present in growth markets such as Japan, Taiwan, Ireland, Sweden and Poland, among others.

With a workforce of nearly 40,000 and assets in excess of €141.7 billion, across the world, Iberdrola helps to support 400,000 jobs across its supply chain, with annual procurement of €12.2 billion. A benchmark in the fight against climate change, Iberdrola has invested more than €130 billion over the past two decades to help build a sustainable energy model, based on sound environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles.

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