June 13 (Renewables Now) - The renewables subsidiary of Italian utility Enel SpA (BIT:ENEL) announced on Wednesday it has connected to the grid its 209.4-MW Delfina wind farm in Brazil after a 29.4-MW expansion.
Enel invested some USD 40 million (EUR 35.4m) in the expansion project carried out in Bahia state.
With an annual production of 960 GWh after the expansion, the wind farm is expected to offset the emission of over 580,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) per year.
Completed four years ahead of the delivery date set by the rules of the 2017 A-6 tender, Delfina’s expansion output will be sold on the spot market from 2019 to 2022. Starting in 2023, it will sell specified volumes of power to several distribution companies operating in the country’s regulated market under a 20-year contract, Enel noted.
The original Delfina wind farm became operational in 2017 with an installed capacity of 180 MW.
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