Wind energy and solar power in Greece

Enel Green Power consolidates its position in the Greek renewable industry through the launching of two new plants – a wind farm and a photovoltaic solar energy plant – both located in the Peloponnese region. Thanks to these new power plants Enel Green Power’s total installed capacity in Greece will reach 228 MW.

The first plant is the “Corinth” wind farm which spreads across the areas of Chlogos and Profitis Elias, near the city of Corinth in the north-east of the Peloponnese. This wind farm is composed of 32 wind turbines of 0.85 MW each for a total installed capacity exceeding 27 MW, and is expected to produce 57 million kWh of electricity annually.

The second facility, that has just entered service, is the photovoltaic solar power plant named Kourtesi II, located in the Ilia region. The plant has an installed capacity of 4.8 MW and is expected to generate approximately 6.15 million kWh annually.

It is worth mentioning that the clean energy produced by both plants will reduce CO2 emissions into the atmosphere by nearly 70,000 tons per year.

Enel Green Power is already present in the Greek renewables industry. EGP’s wind farms, with a total installed capacity of 199 MW, are mainly located in Thrace, but also in Macedonia and Peloponnese, as well as in Evia, Crete and the Dodecanese islands. In addition, EGP operates small hydro plants in Central Greece, Western Greece and Thessaly, with a total installed capacity of 19 MW. Moreover, the Group’s photovoltaic plants in Greece -including Kourtesi II- have an installed capacity of 10 MW.

Enel Green Power is the Enel Group company fully dedicated to the development and management of renewable energy sources in Italy and throughout the world. The company generated 22.5 billion kWh in 2011 from water, sun, wind and the Earth’s heat – enough to meet the energy needs of more than 8 million households and avoid the emission of over 16 million tons of CO2 into the atmosphere.

Enel Green Power is a world leader thanks to its well-balanced generation mix, which includes all major renewable technologies. The Company has an installed capacity of over 7,000 MW from a mix of sources including wind power, solar energy, hydroelectric, geothermal energy and biomass. Currently, EGP has over 650 operational plants in 16 countries in Europe and the Americas.