- The new wind generators have a total capacity of 166 MW and will be installed in a number of wind plants in Italy.
- The initiative is part of the plan to invest more than 4 billion euros to make Enel the worlds most advanced energy company in the search for innovative solutions to reducing the environmental impact of power generation and distribution.
Rome 19 December 2006 - Enel has signed a contract with the Spanish company Gamesa for the purchase of 195 wind generators.
The generators, which have a total capacity of 166 MW, will be installed in a number of wind plants in Italy, avoiding the emission of 249,000 metric tons of CO2 per year.
The transaction is worth more than 138 million euros and is part of the plan to invest more than 4 billion euros to make Enel the worlds most advanced energy company in the search for innovative solutions to reducing the environmental impact of power generation and distribution.
The contract with Gamesa the Spanish groups largest-ever deal in the Italian wind power market involves the purchase of G5X-850 kW wind generators for delivery between 2007 and 2009.
The agreement is part of Enels consolidated relationship with Gamesa, which goes back to 2002.
Enel generates and distributes electricity mainly in Europe, North America and Latin America. The company has about 53,000 MW of installed capacity and 32 million electricity customers.
Enel is also the second largest distributor of natural gas in Italy, with more than 2.2 million customers and a market share of about 12%.
In 2005 Enel had revenues of 34 billion euros, with a gross operating margin of 7.7 billion euros and net income of 3.9 billion euros.
Gamesa operates in the field of renewable energy resources, mainly in the wind power sector. It is the leader in the industry in Spain and one of the worlds top manufacturers of wind generators, with a global market share of 13% in 2005.