Enel Green Power (“EGP”) has completed and connected to the grid the “Talinay Poniente” wind farm in Chile. The wind farm consists of 32 wind turbines, for a total installed capacity of 61 MW, and is able to generate over 160 GWh per year.
This output is equivalent to the energy needs of about 60,000 Chilean households, and will therefore avoid the emission of over 130,000 tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere.
Enel Green Power invested approximately 140 million US dollars in the new wind farm, which contributes towards the growth targets set out in the company’s business plan for 2014-2018.
The project is supported by contracts to supply energy to regulated-market customers. The contracts were awarded at the end of 2013 following a tender, carried out for Chile’s Central Region Transmission Network (SIC) by a total of 26 distributors. The energy generated by the wind farm will be delivered to SIC’s transmission grid.
The wind farm is located in the Coquimbo region, across from the Talinay Oriente wind farm (90 MW), which has been operating since 2013.
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, the Americas and Africa. With an annual generation capacity equal to, approximately, 32 billion kWh from water, sun, wind and the Earth’s heat – enough to meet the energy needs of more than 10 million households, 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. As of today, the company has an installed capacity of approximately 9,600 MW from a mix of sources including wind, solar, hydroelectric, geothermal and biomass. The company has about 740 plants operating in 15 countries.