June 11 (Renewables Now) – Italian renewables firm Enel Inexperienced Energy on Thursday introduced that its 716-MW Lagoa dos Ventos wind farm in Brazil began industrial operation.
The mega-project concerned an funding of some BRL 3 billion (USD 592m/EUR 486m) and was delivered through Enel Inexperienced Energy Brasil Participacoes Ltda (EGPB), the Brazilian unit inside the Enel SpA (BIT:ENEL) electrical utility group.
Lagoa dos Ventos is Enel Inexperienced Energy’s largest operational wind vitality set up anyplace and the biggest working wind farm in South America, the corporate stated.
Situated in Brazil’s northeastern state of Piaui, the wind farm is provided with 230 generators and is anticipated to generate greater than 3.3 TWh per yr.
In December 2017, Enel Inexperienced Energy was awarded a 510-MW piece of Lagoa dos Ventos in Brazil’s A-6 public tender and can provide the ensuing energy beneath 20-year contracts with a pool of distribution corporations working within the regulated market.
The output from the remaining 206-MW will go to the free marketplace for sale to retail prospects.
At current, Enel is constructing the 396-MW Lagoa dos Ventos III wind farm, which can elevate the variety of generators on the advanced to 302 and the put in capability to 1.1 GW.
With the brand new addition, the Lagoa dos Ventos advanced will likely be able to producing about 5 TWh of fresh energy yearly.
The Italian group has round 3.7 GW of put in renewable vitality capability in Brazil, together with 1,498 MW from wind farms and 979 MW from photo voltaic photovoltaic vegetation.
(BRL 1.0 = USD 0.197/EUR 0.162)