Italian energy company Enel SpA (BIT:ENEL) said on Monday it has put on stream the 90-MW Cristalandia wind farm in Brazil’s northeastern state of Bahia.
Enel Green Power Brasil Participacoes (EGPB), the Brazilian renewables arm of Enel, has invested about USD 190 million (EUR 163m) in the construction of the plant. It won the project in the Leilao de Fontes Alternativas (LFA) public renewable energy auction in April 2015.
The Cristalandia wind park, situated in the municipalities of Brumado, Rio de Contas and Dom Basilio, is expected to produce around 350 GWh of electricity per year, or enough to supply over 170,000 local homes and save nearly 118,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions annually. Its output will be sold to a pool of Brazilian electricity distribution companies under 20-year power purchase agreements (PPAs).
EGPB operates 711 MW of wind and solar parks in the state of Bahia and is installing an additional 600 MW of capacity. Together with its other local unit, Enel owns 1,659 MW of renewable energy assets in Brazil, as well as an additional 900 MW of projects under construction.
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