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Top 10 Wind Power Plant Operators in the World in 2021 by Capacity

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NextEra Energy Inc, Iberdrola SA, Enel SpA, China Huaneng Group Co Ltd, and Energias de Portugal SA are the top 5 wind power plant operators in the world by capacity in 2021. Collectively, the top 10 wind power plant operators in the world had a total capacity of 121,164MW, where NextEra Energy Inc was the highest (20,878MW), followed by Iberdrola SA (19,367MW), and Enel SpA (14,012MW), while the Acciona SA was the lowest (7,693MW). In terms of the geographical split, 6 out of 10 of the world's top wind power plant operators are based in Europe, and the remaining are based in Asia and North America. They employed a total of 732,324 people in 2021. The US-based NextEra Energy Inc is the leading wind power plant operator in the world in 2021 by capacity. The company reported revenues of million $17,069 million in the fiscal year ended December 31 (FY2021), a decrease of 5.2% compared to FY2020 due to lower revenues from existing generation and storage assets of $331 million driven by the impacts of severe prolonged winter weather in Texas in February 2021, lower nuclear revenues, and closure of Duane Arnold in August 2020. It generates, transmits, and distributes electricity, and holds investments in gas infrastructure assets. The company produces power using nuclear, coal, oil, natural gas, wind, and solar sources. Owns and operates 30 natural gas units, joint ownership interest in 1 coal unit, 4 nuclear units, and 41 solar generation facilities. NextEra employed 15,000 people in 2021. Acciona SA (Acciona) is another leading wind power plant operator in the world in 2021 by capacity. The company reported revenues of (Euro) EUR8,104.3 million for the fiscal year ended December 2021 (FY2021), an increase of 25.2% over the previous year. Acciona is a provider of sustainable solutions for infrastructure and renewable energy projects. Its offerings cover the whole value chain, from design and construction to operation and maintenance. The company develops and manages infrastructure, renewable energy, water, and other facilities.

NextEra Energy Inc

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Iberdrola SA

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Spain

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Enel SpA

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Italy

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China Huaneng Group Co Ltd

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China

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RWE AG

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Germany

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State Power Investment Corp Ltd

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China

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Berkshire Hathaway Inc

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United States of America

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Energias de Portugal SA

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Portugal

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CHN ENERGY Investment Group Co Ltd

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China

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Electricite de France SA

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France

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