Aerogenerator Annex to the Hydropower Plant in Villa Los
Municipality: Quinto de Ebro, Zaragoza
Installed Output: 1.650 kW
Commissioning: May 2008
This small project consists of a wind turbine with an output of 1650 kW, installed some 500 metres away from
the existing Villa Los Ángeles Hydropower Plant, on the River Ebro, around 40 kilometres downstream from the
city of Zaragoza.
The project was brought into being with the aim of maximising the harnessing of the area’s natural resources
and taking advantage of the electrical infrastructures that already exist in order to export the energy produced by
the Hydropower Plant.
Following a period of investigation, we discovered that the wind speeds at a
height above the river bank was sufficient to be energetically harnessed and
also that, in periods of less favourable hydrological conditions, the
capacity of the electrical infrastructures was being underused, due to the
lower production levels of the Hydropower Plant.
This led us to consider the present project, which represents a rational harnessing of the natural resources
available in this area, the county of Ribera Baja del Ebro, while minimising environmental impact in all of its aspects.