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Record US Wind Output Boosts Second Quarter Generation

Record US Wind Output Boosts Second Quarter Generation

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July 9, 2010

PORTLAND, Ore. — Nearly 50% of the total energy generated by Iberdrola Renovables for second quarter was produced by the Company's 41 US wind farms.

  • The Company increased its energy generation in the US by 31.7% between April and June to 2,962 million kilowatt hours (kWh).
  • IBERDROLA RENOVABLES now has 41 wind farms in the US with installed capacity of 3,877 MW and has further cemented its position as the second largest sector player in the country.
  • The company's worldwide output totaled 12,858 million kWh in the first half of 2010, up 21.5% on the same period in 2009.
  • IBERDROLA RENOVABLES has installed capacity of 11,406 MW in 12 countries, having added 1,403 MW over the last 12 months, strengthening its sector leadership worldwide.

IBERDROLA RENOVABLES, the world's leading wind energy company*, produced 6,046 million kilowatt hours (kWh) at all of its facilities around the world in the second quarter of 2010, an increase of 16.5% on the same period last year.

Of the total, 5,771 million kWh were generated by the company's wind farms, which continued to form the core of IBERDROLA RENOVABLES' business in the quarter, accounting for 95.5% of the generation mix. Of the total, 2,962 million kWh was generated in the US, 2,171 million kWh in Spain, 417 million kWh in the ROW (the rest of Europe and South America), and 221 million kWh in the UK.

The largest increases in wind farm output between April and June were registered in the US, with 31.7% (+713 million kWh vs. the second quarter of 2009); the ROW, with 20.2% (+70 million kWh), and Spain, with 5.3% (+110 million kWh).

Meanwhile, the output of small-scale hydroelectric plants — all of which are located in Spain — stood at 259 million kWh in the quarter, with other technologies, such as biomass or solar thermal, contributing a further 16 million kWh.

In the first half of 2010 IBERDROLA RENOVABLES generated 12,858 million kWh, up 21.5%, with significant contributions from Spanish (5,699 million kWh, up 22.3%) and US (5,051 million kWh, an increase of 26.9%) wind farms. Small-scale hydroelectric plant output advanced 38.6% between January and June to 465 million kWh.

Global leader by installed capacity

IBERDROLA RENOVABLES is the world leader in terms of installed capacity, with 11,406 megawatts (MW), having increased its total capacity by 1,402 MW over the past 12 months. A total of 51% of this capacity is now located outside Spain with the strongest growth over the past year reported in the US, where installed capacity has increased by 773 MW to 3,877 MW.

A significant part of the company's growth is in the US, due, among other factors, to the favorable regulatory environment there. To date the company has already received $577 million in grants from the US government, which it will reinvest in further projects in the country. Last June the company brought the Peñascal wind farm in the state of Texas on stream, its largest facility with a capacity of 404 MW.

The company's installed capacity in Spain now totals 5,588 MW. The capacity of its wind farms has increased by 463 MW over the last year to 5,194 MW. It also has 342 MW of small-scale hydroelectric capacity in Spain, 50 MW at the solar thermal plant in Puertollano, Ciudad Real, and 2 MW at its first forestry biomass power plant in Corduente, Guadalajara.

By region, the largest share of its installed capacity is in Castile-La Mancha (1,981 MW), followed by Castile and León (1,222 MW), Andalusia (803 MW), Galicia (627 MW); Aragon (278 MW), La Rioja (248 MW), the Basque Country (153 MW), Murcia (146 MW), Valencia (56 MW), Navarre (44 MW), Cantabria (23 MW), Extremadura (5 MW) and Madrid (1 MW).

IBERDROLA RENOVABLES' capacity in the rest of the world stands at 1,099 MW. It has 283 MW in France, 219 MW in Greece, 161 MW in Poland, 92 MW in Portugal, 80 MW in Mexico, 63 MW in Germany, 66 MW in Italy, 86 MW in Hungary and 49 MW in Brazil.

The company, which has cemented its position as the benchmark company in the sector, is also the biggest investor. As a result it is now the leading player in renewables in Spain, the UK and Spain and ranks second in the US.

The IBERDROLA subsidiary is present in 23 countries and has assets in operation in twelve markets: Spain, the United States, the UK, Greece, France, Poland, Italy, Portugal, Mexico, Germany, Brazil and Hungary.

* Source: Bloomberg New Energy Finance



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Paul Copleman, Media Relations, Iberdrola Renewables, 207-641-2805


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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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