Italy’s Enel Starts Building 70 MW Wind Farm in Romania
BUCHAREST (Romania), May 3 (SeeNews) – Enel Green Power, part of Italy's Enel Group, said on Tuesday it has started the construction of a 70 megawatt wind farm in southeastern Romania.
The Corugea wind farm, located in the county of Tulcea, will consist of 35 V-90 wind turbines with installed capacity 2.0 megawatts (MW) each, Enel Green Power (EPG) said in a statement.
The company did not disclose investment figures.
"Once fully operational, the plant will generate 189 million kilowatt hours annually, enough to meet the energy needs of 70,000 households each year and avoid the emission of 106,000 metric tons of CO2."
The company has two wind farms in Romania, Salbatica I and Agighiol, with installed capacity of 64 MW. It it also building the 70 MW Salbatica II wind farm and expanding the capacity of Salbatica I by 40 MW.
These plants, once completed, will increase by almost four times EGP's installed wind power generation in Romania to 244 MW, the company said.
"Given the many projects currently being undertaken, our “zero emissions” power generation in Romania is certain to grow in the coming years," EPG's CEO Francesco Starace said in the statement.
Wind power is the most promising renewable electricity-generation technology in Romania. The country’s total installed wind power capacity is expected to rise from 600 MW at the end of 2010 to 3,600 MW by 2015, the company said.
The Enel Group, present in Romania from 2005, operates a 93,000-kilometre power network that serves around 2.6 million customers and employees 5,000 people in the country.