Enel solar plant of 290 MW receives enviro licence in Brazil
Semar, the state secretary of environment and water resources of the Brazilian state of Piaui, gave on Friday an environmental operational licence to a 290-MW solar plant owned by Enel SpA (BIT:ENEL).
Secured during a 2015 energy auction, the park required BRL 300 million (USD 95.4m/EUR 81.3m) in investments.
The Parque Solar Nova Olinda, as it is named, covers an area of 690 heactares and is expected to generate 600 GWh per year, enough to meet the power demand of 300,000 local homes, while offseting 350,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions anually, the government said.
The Italian energy group's local arm, Enel Green Power Brasil Participacoes Ltda, is the company behind the development of this project. The photovoltaic (PV) plant is located in the municipality of Ribeira do Piaui. Semar also approved the 500-kV transmission line that will be used by the park.