Enel Green Power begins operation of 353-MW wind farm in Brazil

Enel Green Power wind power plant. Image by Enel Green Power.

November 26 (Renewables Now) - Enel Green Power Brasil has commenced the commercial operation of its 353-MW Morro do Chapeu Sul II wind farm in Brazil's Bahia state.

The execution of the project required an investment of some BRL 1.92 billion (USD 344m/EUR 306m), the company announced on Thursday.

Located in the municipalities of Morro do Chapeu and Cafarnaum, the wind plant has half of its total installed capacity already connected to the national grid.

Enel Green Power expects Morro do Chapeu to be fully operational by January 2022.

The wind farm is equipped with 84 turbines, which once fully up and running should be able to generate more than 1,800 GWh per year and offset some 992,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions annually.

Morro do Chapeu is the company's fourth renewable energy project to start operations this year, commented Roberta Bonomi, EGP’s head in Brazil. Between 2020 and early 2022, the Italy-rooted green power group will aim to have around 2.6 GW of new wind and solar capacity online in Brazil, according to Bonomi.

(BRL 1.0 = USD 0.179/EUR 0.160)

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