Rome, October 20th, 2011 Enel Green Powers 70 MW Salbatica II wind farm is now operational in Romania. The plant, composed of 35 wind turbines of 2 MW each, is located near Tulcea, in the North Dobrogea area.
The Salbatica II wind farm is expected to generate around 200 million kWh annually, enough to meet the power consumption needs of 66,000 households as well as avoiding the atmospheric emission of approximately 140,000 tons of CO2 per year.
We keep expanding our presence in Romania at a rapid pace, after having completed our second plant just a few months ago, commented Francesco Starace, CEO of Enel Green Power. Among renewables, wind power is certainly the most promising technology for Romania due to the countrys wind generation potential. Enel Green Power will continue to invest in Romania and welcomes, towards this end, the recent approval by the Government of its renewables support schemes.
Salbatica II joins the first two EGP wind farms of Agighiol and Salbatica I. With a total installed capacity of 174 MW, these plants will generate over 480 million kWh per year, enough to meet the needs of some 160,000 households as well as avoiding the emission of more than 200,000 tons of CO2 per year.
About Enel Green Power
Enel Green Power is the Enel Group company devoted to the development and management of power generation from renewable sources at the international level, with a presence in Europe and the Americas. It is among the industry leaders worldwide thanks to its approximately 22 billion KWh generated from a well balanced energy mix inclusive of water, sun, wind and geothermal sources. This is enough to meet the energy needs of about 8 million households and avoid the emission of more than 16 million tons of CO2 into the atmosphere. The company's installed capacity exceeds 6,100 MW, produced by more than 620 plants in operation around the world, with a generation mix that includes wind, solar, hydro, geothermal and biomass.