Once at full regime, the plant is expected to produce 57 million kWh of power per year.
Rome, April 13th, 2011 - Enel Green Power (EGP) has begun construction activities at its 28 MW wind project in the areas of Chlogos (19 MW) and Prophet Elias (9 MW), located near the city of Corinth, in the north-east of Peloponnese, Greece. The Corinth wind farm is expected to become operational by October 2011. Once fully up and running, the wind farm will be capable of producing 57 million kWh of electricity annually, enough to meet the energy needs of 14,100 households while avoiding the emission of 62,500 tons of CO2 into the atmosphere.
Thanks to its renewable potential, Greece is a country of strategic importance for Enel Green Power commented Francesco Starace, CEO and General Manager of Enel Green Power. Therefore, we remain committed to this country, which is actively promoting renewables as one of the ways to exit from the current financial crisis.
Enel Green Power is already widely present in the Greek renewables sector. EGPs wind farms with total capacity of 130 MW are mainly located in Thrace, but also in Peloponnese, Evia, Crete and Dodecanese islands. In addition, EGP operates small hydro power plants in three major Greek peripheries Central Greece, Western Greece and Thessaly for a total installed capacity of 13 MW.
Enel Green Power is the Enel Group company dedicated to the development and management of power generation from renewable resources around the world, with a presence in Europe, North America and Latin America. It is an industry leader worldwide thanks to some 22 billion kilowatt hours generated from water, sun, wind and geothermal, meeting the energy needs of some 8 million households and avoiding 16 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions each year. The company has an installed capacity of more than 6,100 MW, with over 620 facilities around the world and a generation mix that includes wind, solar, hydro, geothermal and biomass.