June 12 (Renewables Now) - The local subsidiary of Italian energy group Enel SpA (BIT:ENEL) announced on Tuesday that it has been awarded the supply of 71.25 MW from wind power plants in the latest Russian renewable energy tender.
The government contracted some 314 MW of renewable energy capacity, of which wind accounts for 78.1 MW, 229.8 MW comes from mini-hydro and 5.6 MW from solar, Enel noted.
PJSC Enel Russia will invest around EUR 90 million (USD 101.8m) in the Rodnikovsky wind farm. The plant's output will be sold in the Russian wholesale market and will be supported by capacity payments, the company said.
Scheduled to commence operations in the first half of 2024, Rodnikovsky is expected to generate around 220 GWh per year and offset some 180,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. It will be located in the Stavropol region, with Enel Green Power being in charge of its development and construction.
(EUR 1 = USD 1.13)