Wind turbine. Author: Michel Filion. Licence: Creative Commons
SKOPJE (Macedonia), July 7 (SeeNews) – Macedonian state-owned power producer ELEM said that the 36.8 MW Bogdanci wind park, the first in the country, started operations after it successfully passed trials.
The wind park is expected to generate over 100 GWh a year, enough to meet the needs of some 60,000 people, ELEM said in a press release on Sunday.
The wind park comprises 16 wind turbines, whose construction was completed in February 2014. The wind turbines were produced by Siemens’ Danish unit, ELEM said earlier.
The project's value is 55 million euro ($60.2 million), ELEM also said in the statement.
German development bank KfW has lent 47.9 million euro towards the cost of the project, while the remaining 7.6 million euro came from ELEM’s own funds.