Enel Green Power breaks ground on 180-MW wind farm in Spain
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May 17 (Renewables Now) - Enel Green Power Espana, the renewables unit of Spanish power utility Endesa SA (BME:ELE), has started building its 180-MW wind park in the Spanish town of Villar de los Navarros, Zaragoza province.
The company said today the project will involve an investment of EUR 181 million (USD 219.8m). The TICO WIND facility will be equipped with 43 wind turbines, of which 26 have 3.6 MW of capacity and the remaining 17 have 5 MW.
With operations expected to start in the beginning of 2022, the wind plant should be capable of generating around 471 GWh per year, enough to offset around 385,505 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions annually.
During the construction period, Enel will install solar panels at the site to cover part of their energy needs, and put up water tanks and rainwater collection systems. Once the work is done, these systems and the panels will be donated to the town for public use.
In 2019 and 2020, EGPE connected 18 wind farms with a combined total power of 504 MW in Zaragoza and neighbouring Teruel province. Overall, the company has more than 7,794 MW of renewable capacity installed in Spain.