Bucarest, December 6th, 2010 Today, Enel Green Power commenced operation of its first wind farm in Romania, the Agighiol plant located in Valea Nucarilor municipality, close to Tulcea city.
The new wind farm consists of 17 turbines with a capacity of 2 MW each, for a total installed capacity of 34 MW. With an annual production of around 100 million kWh, it will be able to meet the energy needs of over 35,000 households while avoiding the emission of 70,000 tonnes of CO2 per year.
With this first wind farm we see the start of Enel Green Powers generation capacity in Romania stated Francesco Starace, CEO of Enel Green Power. We have a good list of projects that are entering the construction phase, and will substantially increase our presence in the country in the next two years.
Wind power is the most promising renewable technology in the Romanian power sector. The countrys installed wind capacity is set to reach 600 MW by 2010, from 14 MW at the end of 2009. Such capacity is expected to total about 3,600 MW by 2015.
The Enel Group is present in Romania since 2005 and is currently the most important private investor in the Romanian electricity sector, reaching about 2.6 million customers, operating 93,000 km of networks and employing approximately 5,000 people. Thanks to this project of Enel Green Power, the Enel Group is developing an integrated presence in the Romanian power sector.
About Enel Green Power
Enel Green Power is a publicly listed company and part of the Enel Group. It is dedicated to renewable energy with a presence in Europe, North America and Latin America. It is one of the global leaders in its industry with a total installed capacity of around 5,900 MW and more than 600 plants in operation in 16 countries. The company and its subsidiaries produced 21 billion kWh of energy from water, sun, wind, geothermal and biomass in 2009.