Rome, October 13th, 2011 A new wind farm, owned by Enel Green Powers subsidiary Enel Green Power España, has just begun operation in Portugal. The plant, called Alto do Marco, is comprised of six 2 MW turbines for a total installed capacity of 12 MW.
The new wind plant will generate more than 32 million kWh, enough to meet the needs of around 12 thousand households as well as avoiding the emission of around 24 thousand metric tons of CO2 per year.
Thanks to this new plant, Enel Green Powers total installed capacity in Portugal now exceeds 191 MW, of which 155 MW are generated from wind.
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. Website: www.enelgreenpower.com