Russia greenlights 90-MW Enel wind farm to commence operations

Enel's Azov wind power plant

April 30 (Renewables Now) - PJSC Enel Russia (MCX:ENRU) has received the right to start the commercial operation of the 90-MW Azovskaya wind farm, its first in Russia, on May 1.

Spread across 133 hectares (328.6 acres) in Azov, Rostov region, the wind park consists of 26 turbines. The project required an investment of EUR 132 million (USD 160m), Enel said on Thursday.

Once in operation, the Azovskaya wind power plant will be able to generate around 320 GWh per year, avoiding the annual emission of some 260,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).

In the near future, the company expects to obtain the confirmation on compliance with localisation requirements, allowing it to get 100% payment for capacity sold to the Russian wholesale electricity market, Enel noted.

Azovskaya is one of three wind farms Enel Russia has been developing. The local arm of Italian energy major Enel SpA (BIT:ENEL) is currently working on the 201-MW Kolskaya and the 71-MW Rodnikovksya projects. Together, these three assets represent an investment of some EUR 495 million.

(EUR 1.0 = USD 1.213)

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