Athens, July 13th, 2009 - Today, Enel Green Power acquired a wind park of 18.9 MW in Lithos-Achaia from a local developer. The new plant is increasing the installed capacity of the company to over 127 MW in Greece. This is the third renewable energy plant put in operation by the company this year, after the wind farm of around 12 MW in Koutsoutis-Rhodes and the mini-hydro plant of around 5.5 MW in Glafkos-Achaia.
All EGPs projects in Greece, such as the new wind park of Lithos-Achaia, are located in the areas with the strongest wind potential, mainly in Thrace, where Enel Green Power already operates some 63 MW wind parks, as well as in Peloponnesus, Evia, Crete and in the Dodecanese area.
Greece, with its vast potential in the field of renewable sources is for us a country of high strategic significance said Francesco Starace, President of Enel Green Power. This operation is in line with our will to strongly expand in the renewable sector, that already sees us as a world leading company thanks to the generation, in 2008, of 17.2 billion kWh from run-of-the-river hydro, wind, solar and geothermal energy. We aim at becoming a leading renewable energy company also in the Greek market, through a well balanced generation mix and the application of the most advanced technologies. Therefore, these projects represent the beginning of a series of significant investments in Greece.
Enel Green Power currently runs over 500 operational run-of-the-river hydro, wind, solar, geothermal and biomass plants, for a total installed capacity of 4,500 MW, in 13 countries of Europe, North and Latin America.