Elecnor to built transmission line for 1.6 GW of solar power in Brazil

Author: Rennett Stowe. License: Creative Commons, Attribution 2.0 Generic.

September 29 (Renewables Now) - Spanish infrastructure company Elecnor SA (BME:ENO) announced on Tuesday its Brazilian subsidiary is building a transmission line that will enable the connection of 1.6 GW of solar power capacity in Minas Gerais.

Named Solaris, the over 200-km (124.3 miles) project will require an investment of EUR 18.5 million (USD 21.6m). It is being promoted by Indian power transmission developer Sterlite Power Transmission Ltd.

With operations scheduled to start by 2022, this link guarantees the connection of solar power plants located in the north of Minas Gerais state to the National Interconnected System (SIN).

Elecnor is building the asset in two sections. The first 93-km 230-kV double-circuit transmission line will stretch into the municipalities of Janauba and Jaiba. The second section will link the towns of Pirapora and Tres Marias via a 112-km 345-kV single-circuit transmission line.

Elecnor has developed more than 11,000 km of transmission lines.

(EUR 1 = USD 1.168)

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