September 24 (Renewables Now) - Madrid-based renewable energy company EDP Renovaveis SA (ELI:EDPR) inaugurated today two onshore wind farms with 28 MW of combined capacity in the Italian region of Basilicata.
The new wind farms are each equipped with seven units of 2-MW turbines installed across the municipality of Lavello. Their 30-year operation will prevent the emission of around 820,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere, EDPR estimates.
With the new parks online, the company reached 138.2 MW of installed capacity in the Basilicata region alone. The seven wind farms in the region account for 60% of the company’s total installed capacity in Italy, which has climbed to 271 MW, according to EDPR.