Madrid/Rome, October 4th, 2012 Enel Green Power España has connected to the grid the new Acampo Hospital wind farm in the province of Zaragoza (Aragon). With a 5.4 MW installed capacity, the fully-operational facility will generate over 19 million kWh annually.
The clean energy produced by the three 1.8 MW turbines at Acampo Hospital will avoid annual atmospheric emissions of over 14 thousand tons of CO2, saving around 7 thousand tons of oil equivalent (TOE).
The wind farm was envisaged within the framework of International Expo Zaragoza 2008, an event which focused on water and the sustainable use of this resource. Several facilities, including the Acampo wind farm, were designed in order to reach the events objective of 100% sustainability. Acampo Hospital was then purchased by Enel Green Power España as a part of a public tender and subsequently developed by the Company.
The new wind farm one of the last plants scheduled in the Pre registro, in line with the Companys business plan - adds further renewable capacity to the 275 MW Enel Green Power already operates in the autonomous community of Aragon and the total of 1,828 MW it operates in Spain and Portugal.
Enel Green Power operates in Spain and Portugal through Enel Green Power España (EGPE), of which Enel Green Power holds 60% and Endesa 40% of the capital.
About Enel Green Power
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 22.5 billion kWh in 2011 from water, sun, wind and the Earths 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, providing generation volumes well over the sector average. The Company has an installed capacity of over 7,500 MW from a mix of sources including wind, solar, hydroelectric, geothermal, and biomass. Currently, EGP has over 680 operational plants in 16 countries in Europe and the Americas.
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