Ribbon cut on PPC Renewables' 9.2-MW wind farm in Kefalonia
Kefalonia wind farm of PPC Renewables. Image by: Ameresco.
PPC Renewables SA, the green energy arm of Greek utility PPC SA (ATH:PPC), on Tuesday officially opened its 9.2-MW Xerakias wind park on the western Greek island of Kefalonia.
Built by US renewable energy company Ameresco Inc (NYSE:AMRC), the power plant was inaugurated in the presence of Greek ministers and US Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt.
The Kefalonia wind farm is equipped with four turbines of 2.3 MW each, to be operated and maintained under a 14-year fixed-price agreement. Its output will be supplied to the local area and will help offset around 22,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions annually.
The plant’s construction was completed in only seven months, which Pyatt said was a record. The project was realised at a cost of EUR 9.8 million (USD 11.2m).
Ameresco installed the wind farm under a design, build, operate and maintain contract (DBOM) contract it secured in 2019. Athina-based Resinvest also participated in the project execution.
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