Acciona makes Croatia wind debut

Spanish renewables group Acciona has brought into service its first wind farm in Croatia.

The 30MW Jelinak wind farm in the northwestern Split-Dalmatia region uses 20 of Acciona’s 1.5MW machines.

Acciona, which is expanding outside its home market, says it is the first Spanish company to develop a wind project in Croatia, a country where it sees plenty of growth potential.

The nation is joining the EU and will need to align its energy policy with clean-power targets set by the bloc, Acciona points out.

Croatia had less than 200MW of wind installed at the end of 2012, but wants 1.2GW by 2020 and 2GW by 2030, with the Adriatic coast seen as a particular focus.