Enel Green Power acquired a majority stake in two wind power projects in Calabria

The two wind farms, already fully authorizations, will be constructed in the Municipalities of Maida, Cortale (56 MW) and San Floro (8 MW) in the Province of Catanzaro – both of which are high wind power output areas – and will become operational in 2010.

Once into service, the two wind energy plants will generate around 150 million kWh, sufficient to meet the power needs of around 60,000 households, avoiding the annual emission of more than 110,000 tons CO2.

The deal was signed with Micropower, a company with a successful track record in the wind energy, solar, biomass and biogas industries in Italy. The company operates 14 MW wind power and has a pipeline of over 200 MW at an advanced stage of development.

Established in December 2008, Enel Green Power is the Enel Group company dedicated to developing and managing worldwide energy generation from renewable sources in Europe and on the American continent.

Enel Green Power is Europe’s industry leader with 17.2 billion kWh generated from water, sun, wind, and the heat of the earth, sufficient to meet the power needs of around 6.5 million households and avoid 13 million tons CO2 emissions every year.

The company’s installed capacity exceeds 4,500 MW and is generated by over 500 wind power, solar, hydro, geothermal and biomass plants in operation around the globe.