With its 5 MW, the wind farm brings EGPs total installed capacity in the country to 186 MW
Rome, August 30th, 2011 - Enel Green Powers Kouloukonas wind farm, located in Rethimnon in the Island of Crete in Greece has become fully operational, bringing the Groups total installed capacity in the country to 186 MW.
The wind farm is composed of 6 wind turbines of 0,85 MW each for a total installed capacity of 5 MW, and is expected to produce approximately 9,5 million kWh annually, therefore meeting the energy needs of 2,300 households. The clean electricity generated by the plant will reduce greenhouse-gas emissions by 10.500 tonnes CO2 per year.
"Greece is actually showing a high level of interest in the renewable sector," commented Francesco Starace, Enel Green Power CEO. We are pursuing further growth as well as strengthening our position in this country through an additional 40 MW wind, hydro and photovoltaic projects in execution."
Enel Green Power is already widely present in the Greek renewables' sector. EGP's wind farms with total capacity of 172 MW are mainly located in Thrace, but also in Macedonia, Peloponnese, Evia, Crete and Dodecanese islands. In addition, EGP operates small hydro power plants in Central Greece, Western Greece and Thessaly for a total installed capacity of 14 MW.
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.