RWE Innogy Aersa increases shares in wind farm company

RWE Innogy Aersa has acquired a 47.5 per cent stake in the Spanish wind farm operator Explotaciones Eólicas de Aldehuelas, increasing its share in the company to 95 per cent.

Explotaciones Eólicas de Aldehuelas owns and operates a wind farm with an installed capacity of 47.2MW in the Spanish region of Castile-Léon.

The Aldehuelas wind farm comprises of a total of 59 wind turbines of the 800kW class.

The wind farm was commissioned in 2005 and has since been supplying electricity to an equivalent of 30,000 households a year.

Spain aims to have onshore wind power plants with a capacity of 35,000MW in operation by 2020. At the end of 2010, the country had achieved its 20GW target.