IBERDROLA has joined the Global Wind Energy Council, GWEC, the most important international association of the sector. Created in 2005, GWEC has 60 members from 40 countries, among which are electricity companies, turbine manufacturers and worldwide promoters and associations.
The Company considers that its taking part in this global forum of wind energy promotion will allow it to carry on promoting the future of this technology and the development of new clean energy sources. IBERDROLA’s presence in GWEC adds to its participation in the European Wind Energy Association, EWEA, whose aim is to promote the implementing of wind farms actively both in Europe and throughout the world.
IBERDROLA continues to be at the head of the world wind power sector with an operational capacity of 4,000 megawatts (MW) and aims to achieve 6,200 MW in 2008 and 10,000 MW in 2011. International expansion will be the key to reaching this target and it therefore has offices in France, United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, Poland, United States, Greece, Portugal, Mexico and Brazil.
IBERDROLA has recently closed two major international operations: one in the United States, where it has acquired the company Community Energy Inc (CEI) and the other in China, where it has signed a framework agreement with the Bayannaoer (north) City Council to seek locations for the installation of wind farms.
With respect to other forms of renewable energy, IBERDROLA has a pipeline of 13 thermoelectric solar energy plants in Spain with a total power of 605 MW.