The two Spanish plants will meet the energy consumption needs of more than 55,700 households, therefore avoiding the annual atmospheric emission of 112,000 tons of CO2;
In Portugal, Enel Green Power is adding a further 4 MW to its Alvaiazere wind farm.
Madrid/ Rome, December 1st, 2011 Enel Green Power has started up two new plants in Spain: the 38 MW Los Llanos wind farm, located near Burgos, Castilla y León Region, and the 24 MW Granujales wind farm, located near Cádiz, Andalusia Region.
With a combined installed capacity of 62 MW, the two plants are expected to produce over 151 GWh annually, enough to meet the energy consumption needs of over 55,700 households as well as avoiding the atmospheric emission of 112,000 tons of CO2 .
The Los Llanos wind farm is located in the municipalities of Hontoria de la Cantera, Revillarruz and Cogollos. The plant has 19 wind turbines of 2 MW each which will produce enough clean power to save 35,700 tons of oil equivalent.
The Granujales wind farm, located in the municipality of Vejer de la Frontera, has 12 wind turbines of 2 MW each which will produce enough clean power to save 20,000 tons of oil equivalent.
Enel Green Power is also adding a further 4 MW to the already operational Alvaiazere wind farm, in Portugal, therefore increasing the plants installed capacity to 18 MW. The expanded wind farm will have an estimated production of 50.2 GWh, thus meeting the energy consumption needs of 18,900 households as well as avoiding the annual atmospheric emission of 37,100 tons of CO2.
Francesco Starace, CEO of Enel Green Power, stated: The launch of new wind capacity in the Iberian peninsula reinforces Enel Green Powers commitment to the development of the Spanish and Portuguese markets. Our aim in these countries is to start operating our pre-registered projects, in line with the established timing schedule and projected sector growth.
In Iberia, Enel Green Power operates through Enel Green Power España (EGPE), ownership of which is split between Enel Green Power (60%) and Endesa (40%).
About Enel Green Power
Enel Green Power is the Enel Group company devoted to the development and management of power generation from renewable sources at the international level, with a presence in Europe and the Americas. It is among the industry leaders worldwide thanks to its approximately 22 billion KWh generated from a well balanced energy mix inclusive of water, sun, wind and geothermal sources. This is enough to meet the energy needs of about 8 million households and avoid the emission of more than 16 million tons of CO2 into the atmosphere. The company's installed capacity exceeds 6,100 MW, produced by more than 620 plants in operation around the world, with a generation mix that includes wind, solar, hydro, geothermal and biomass.
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