Enel Green Power España (EGPE), Spanish subsidiary of Enel Green Power, has started operations at the 13.5 MW Ampliación Sierra del Cortado wind farm, located in Almenar de Soria, Castile and Leon region.
The new wind farm will generate an estimated 42 million kWh per year.
The energy produced by the nine 1.5 MW turbines will avoid the annual emission of 31,000 tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere. The wind farm is owned by the Parque Eólico Sierra del Madero company, 58% held by EGPE and 42% by EDP Renováveis (EDPR).
Ampliación Sierra del Cortado marks the end of the construction of the plants included in Enel Green Power Business plan for Spain and is one of the last wind farms planned in the Spanish pre-registro. It brings EGPE’s installed capacity to a total of 1,922 MW in Spain and Portugal and 455 MW in Castile and Leon.
EGPE is 60% held by Enel Green Power and 40% held by Endesa.
Enel Green Power is the Enel Group company fully dedicated to the development and management of renewable energy sources at the international level, with operations in Europe and the Americas. The company generated more than 25 billion kWh in 2012 from water, sun, wind and the Earth’s heat – enough to meet the energy needs of around 10 million households and avoid the emission of over 18 million tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere. Enel Green Power is a world leader in the sector thanks to its well-balanced generation mix, providing generation volumes well over the sector average. The Company has an installed capacity of 8,000 MW from a mix of sources including wind, solar, hydroelectric, geothermal, and biomass. Currently, EGP has over 700 operational plants in 16 countries in Europe and the Americas.