The Selinus wind farm in Sicily, Italy. Source: RWE AG.
German energy major RWE AG (ETR:RWE) announced on Monday it has commissioned a 25.2-MW wind park in Sicily, representing its 17th onshore wind farm in Italy.
The Selinus plant, as it is named, required more than EUR 30 million (USD 28.6m) in investments. It features six V136 turbines supplied by Danish manufacturer Vestas Wind Systems A/S (CPH:VWS).
With a rated power of 4.2 MW per turbine, Selinus should be capable of generating enough clean electricity to meet the annual demand of more than 22,000 Italian households.
The Essen-based company said the wind park has secured a bilateral contract for difference (CfD) in the Italian onshore tender held by the local government in the autumn of 2021.
RWE now operates 480 MW of onshore capacity in the country. "With its promising growth opportunities for renewables, Italy is one of our key markets to grow our renewables portfolio. By 2030, our goal is to reach in Italy an installed capacity of 1 GW from onshore wind, solar and battery storage,” stated Katja Wunschel, RWE Renewables' CEO Onshore Wind and Solar Europe & Australia.