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Iberdrola Renewables Supplies 50 Megawatts to We Energies from Barton Wind Power Project

Iberdrola Renewables Supplies 50 Megawatts to We Energies from Barton Wind Power Project

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April 14, 2010

PORTLAND, Ore. — Iberdrola Renewables, the largest provider of wind power in the world, today announced a power purchase agreement (PPA) with a new customer, We Energies of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. We Energies will purchase 50 megawatts (MW) of clean, renewable energy from Iberdrola Renewables' Barton Wind Power Project in operation near Kensett, Iowa.

We Energies will purchase the wind energy from Portland, Oregon-based Iberdrola Renewables to augment the good work it is already doing toward meeting Wisconsin's increasingly aggressive renewable target. The state requires utilities to get 10 percent of their energy from renewable sources by 2015.

"Iberdrola Renewables is delighted to welcome We Energies to our growing list of customers," said Barrett Stambler, vice president of origination for Iberdrola Renewables. "We are able to supply energy from an operating wind power plant while We Energies ramps up its own wind farm construction. We look forward to doing more such business with We Energies in the future."

The 160-MW Barton wind farm in Worth County, Iowa was placed in service in June, 2009. Power deliveries to We Energies began January 1, 2010.

Iberdrola Renewables has become the second-largest wind operator in the US, with operations in 17 states and installed capacity of nearly 3,600 MW — over 30% of the company's global capacity — spread over 39 wind farms. The company, which already employs over 800 people in the US — nearly half of its total staff — has created more than 14,200 indirect jobs in the US since 2006.

Iberdrola Renovables, with operations in 23 countries, is the world leader in its sector in both installed capacity (with nearly 11,000 MW at the end of 2009) and output (over 21 million MWh).

We Energies serves more than 1.1 million electric customers in Wisconsin and Michigan's Upper Peninsula and more than 1 million natural gas customers in Wisconsin. Our electricity prices are well below the national average. We Energies is the trade name of Wisconsin Electric Power Company and Wisconsin Gas LLC, the principal utility subsidiaries of Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC). Visit the We Energies Web site at Learn more about Wisconsin Energy Corporation by visiting


Art Sasse, Director, Communications & Brand, Iberdrola Renewables, 503-796-7740
Paul Copleman, Media Relations, Iberdrola Renewables, 207-641-2805

About Avangrid

About Avangrid: Avangrid, Inc. (NYSE: AGR) aspires to be the leading sustainable energy company in the United States. Headquartered in Orange, CT with approximately $44 billion in assets and operations in 24 U.S. states, Avangrid has two primary lines of business: networks and renewables. Through its networks business, Avangrid owns and operates eight electric and natural gas utilities, serving more than 3.3 million customers in New York and New England. Through its renewables business, Avangrid owns and operates a portfolio of renewable energy generation facilities across the United States. Avangrid employs approximately 8,000 people and has been recognized by JUST Capital in 2021, 2022, 2023 and 2024 as one of the JUST 100 companies – a ranking of America’s best corporate citizens. In 2024, Avangrid ranked first among utilities and 12 overall. The company supports the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals and was named among the World’s Most Ethical Companies in 2024 for the sixth consecutive year by the Ethisphere Institute. Avangrid is a member of the group of companies controlled by Iberdrola, S.A. For more information, visit


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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