July 3 (Renewables Now) - The 22-MW Hannut wind farm in Belgium’s Wallonia region has started commercial operation, its developer Elawan Energy informed on Tuesday.
Hannut, equipped with Nordex/Acciona turbines, is the sixth wind farm the Madrid-based renewables firm built in Belgium. Of the six, three wind farms have been sold, leaving Elawan Energy with the Feluy, Beaumont and the newly commissioned Hannut.
The company is currently expanding the Beaumont park and building a new one, the Salazine wind project, which together will add another 12 MW to the portfolio. Both wind farms are located in Wallonia and will enter commercial operation by the end of 2020.
Elawan Energy has 128 MW of wind projects under construction in South Africa, Turkey and Brazil, on top of 36 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) parks in Spain. In the coming months, the company will begin construction of 250 MW of PV and 150 MW of wind farms in Spain. Once the projects are finalised, Elawan Energy will reach 1,282 MW of installed renewable capacity by the end of 2020. This will be distributed between 286 MW of PV, 14 MW of mini-hydro and 982 MW of wind power.