Iberdrola secures half of Hungary’s wind energy market

By Isabella Kaminski

Iberdrola Renovables now owns five wind farms in Hungary with a combined capacity of 158 MW, and it is managing new projects to build a further 100 MW.

With the purchase of the 36 MW Scott plant in the outskirts of the town of Nagyigmad, as well as the Amundsen (26 MW) and Csoma II (8 MW) plants in Ikervar, Hungary has become one of the company’s biggest markets. The three facilities are equipped with Gamesa G90 wind turbines with a unit capacity of 2 MW.

Iberdrola was already the owner of the 50 MW Kisigmand wind farm (the largest in the country) and the 38 MW Csoma facility. All the group's Hungarian sites are built by Iberdrola Ingeniería y Construcción, its energy engineering subsidiary.

In addition to its Hungarian sites, Iberdrola operates four wind farms in Poland with a combined capacity of 160 MW. Further projects are under development in Romania, Estonia and Bulgaria.