Enel Green Power starts up a further 66 MW of wind energy in Spain and Portugal

The Enel Group has strengthened its presence in the Iberian Peninsula after having recently put into service two wind farm plants in Spain and Portugal. Through Endesa, it has also signed a commercial agreement with Solar Asset Management for purchasing solar power in the Canary Islands.

After the new Alto do Marco (12 MW) wind farm is online in Portugal, now Enel Green Power’s total installed capacity in this country has reached 191 MW, including 155 MW of wind power. The new wind farm – consisting of 6, 2 MW wind turbines – will produce more than 32 million kWh to meet the needs of some 12,000 households, saving about 24,000 tons of CO2 per year.

Alto do Marco wind farm follows the opening, in August, of the Valdihuelo (16 MW) wind farm plant, in the Spanish province of Ávila, which adds 16 MW to the 335 MW already online in the region of Castilla y León. Valdihuelo wind farm will produce 42.7 million kWh per year, enough to meet the needs of over 15,800 households. The wind energy generated by the plant will save 31,600 tons of CO2 and 15,800 tons of petrol equivalent (TEP) per year.

In all, the total capacity installed by EGP in Iberia is presently more than 1,700 MW.

Through its subsidiary Endesa, the main operator in Spain and Portugal, the Enel Group manages an installed capacity of 23,741 MW and a production of about 69.9 TWh.

In the Canary Islands, Enel signed in October a significant commercial agreement with Solar Asset Management. Under the agreements sign by SAM and the government of the Canary Islands, the company will install 240 kW of solar energy panels on the roofs of commercial and industrial roofs on the islands, while Endesa will purchase at an established price and will take care of distribution.

By José Santamarta, www.enelgreenpower.com