January 10 (Renewables Now) - The renewables unit of Italian energy giant Enel SpA (BIT:ENEL) has built some 3,029 MW of new capacity globally in 2019, thus setting a new annual record.
The company said it has deployed about 190 MW more renewable energy capacity than in 2018. In total, it constructed 47 plants that account for 1,813 MW of wind and 1,193 MW of solar power generating capacity.
Most of the new facilities, 1,072 MW, were built in Europe and the majority of that was in Spain. In Latin America, Enel Green Power added 997 MW, mainly in Mexico, while in North America it deployed some 867 MW, mainly in the US. Last but not least, the company constructed around 94 MW of plants in Africa, Asia and Oceania, mainly in South Africa. It now manages about 46 GW around the world.
“Looking ahead, we will challenge ourselves with the aim to continuously set new records, in line with the Enel Group’s 2020-2022 Strategic Plan which envisages a yearly average new capacity addition of 4.7 GW over the Plan period,” commented Antonio Cammisecra, CEO of Enel Green Power.
Overall, the company foresees deploying 14.1 GW of renewables in 2020-2022 and thereby reach a total of 60 GW.