Wind energy in Macedonia: first wind farm

Macedonian power utility ELEM said on Tuesday it had signed a deal with a consortium of Greek builder Terna and German engineering firm Siemens to build the Balkan country’s first wind farm, according to Reuters.

The wind power deal includes procurement and installation of wind turbines and construction of accompanying infrastructure, such as power stations and power lines to connect the future farm to the grid, ELEM said in a statement.

The total value of the deal for the 37 MW wind power plant amounts to 55 million euros ($72.13 million), of which 33 million would be provided by Germany’s state-owned KfW Bank and the remainder by ELEM, it added. The new wind farm would add 100 GWh of electricity generation per year.