Wind power is growing worldwide

Electricity generation from wind turbines has grown by 24 percent in 2010. The latter was found by the IEA Wind Cooperative Agreement in its IEA Wind Energy 2010 Annual Report. Enel’s wind farm also grew and almost doubled its installed capacity between 2009 and 2010 with a 96.3 percent increase, while energy production rose by 83.5 percent.

The report, which focused on the development and diffusion of wind power worldwide, strongly emphasised the numbers on global electricity generation from wind in 2010, +24 percent. Also wind electricity demand in countries that have joined the IEA Wind Cooperative Agreement has grown from 2.5 percent in 2009 to 2.8% in 2010.

The data regarding employment are equally significant. This sector presently employs about 28,000 workers, including 8,200 directly in the wind power industry and 19,800 indirectly. With an installed capacity of 2,654 MW and a net production of 4.9 TWh in 2010 (respectively. 43 and 22 percent of the total of EGP, Enel Green Power is a global leader in wind power generation.

During 2011 Enel’s company devoted to renewable energy inaugurated new plants all over the world. In France, the Sources de la Loire plant that was put into service in the region of Rhône Alpes (18 MW) will meet the needs of 15,000 households, saving 40,000 thousand tons of CO2.

EGP also grew in Greece, where it inaugurated the new 5 MW Kouloukonas plant on the Island of Crete, so that Enel Green Power in Greece manages a total installed capacity of 186 MW (wind energy, solar power and other renewables.