In Portugal, an additional 4 MW from the second phase of the Alvaiareze wind farm will meet the energy consumption of 3,900 households.
Madrid/ Rome, June 15th, 2011 Enel Green Power has started up a new wind farm in Aragon, Spain. It is the Aguilón wind farm, located in the municipality of the same name in the province of Zaragoza. The farm will have an annual production of 139.3 million kilowatt hours, enough energy to supply over 51,000 households every year and avoid the emission into the atmosphere of 103,000 metric tons of CO2.
The Aguilón plant boasts 25 G-87 wind turbines each producing 2 MW, making a total installed capacity of 50 MW. The production of this new wind farm will mean annual savings of fossil fuel worth 51,000 metric tons of oil equivalent.
With this new plant, Enel Green Power España adds a further 50 MW to the 225 it already has in the Community of Aragon and the 1,518 MW of renewable energy it has on the Iberian peninsula.
Over more, the first 4 MW of the second phase of the Alvaiareze wind farm in Portugal have just started production. Once operational, this new phase will have a total installed capacity of 8 MW, with four E 82 wind turbines each producing 2 MW. The wind park will produce 21.2 million kWh. The first phase of this wind farm began operations in January 2011.
These new megawatts add to the 140 MW already owned by Enel Green Power in Portugal, in wind farms and cogeneration plants.
In Iberia, Enel Green Power operates through Enel Green Power España (EGPE), ownership of which is split between Enel (60%) and Endesa (40%).
The CEO of Enel Green Power, Francesco Starace, thinks that this new wind farm Confirms Enel Green Power Espanas commitment to deliver on the planned development in the Spanish market, rapidly deploying profitable projects listed in the Preregistro.
This mornings inauguration ceremony was attended by Aragons Councilor of Industry, Turism and Trade, Arturo Aliaga, the Head of Enel Green Power Espana, Maurizio Bezzeccheri, the General Director of Endesa in Aragon, Jaime Gros, the head of the Campo de Cariñena County, Lucio Cucalón and the mayors of Aguilón and Fuendetodos, Andrés Herrando and Joaquín Gimeno.
About Enel Green Power
Enel Green Power is the Enel Group company devoted to the development and management of power generation from renewable sources at the international level, with a presence in Europe and the Americas. It is among the industry leaders worldwide thanks to its approximately 22 billion KWh generated from a well balanced energy mix inclusive of water, sun, wind and geothermal sources. This is enough to meet the energy needs of about 8 million households and avoid the emission of more than 16 million tons of CO2 into the atmosphere. The company's installed capacity exceeds 6,100 MW, produced by more than 620 plants in operation around the world, with a generation mix that includes wind, solar, hydro, geothermal and biomass.