Enel Green Power Begins Constructing 180 MW Wind Farm in Spain

The Italian renewable energy firm, Enel Green Power España (EGPE) yesterday announced the commencement of the construction of its new 180 MW wind farm located in Villar de Los Navarros in Zaragoza, Spain. The new wind farm has been named The TICO WIND plant which involves an investment of Euro 181 million and is expected to generate 471 GWh per year.

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Speaking on the project development, the CEO of Endesa SA (Spanish subsidiary of Enel), José Bogas stated, “With this project, we reaffirm our commitment to continue strengthening the renewable generation mix in Spain, helping to pursue its objectives in the field of green energy. We are also taking advantage of the wealth of renewable sources in the country while actively promoting innovation and sustainability through the adoption of international best practices during the construction phase.”

The all-new 180 MW TICO WIND plant is expected to be operational by the first quarter of 2022. As per Enel’s claims, 471 GWh per year of generation will prevent the annual emission into the atmosphere of 385,505 tons of CO2. Factually, it will consist of 43 wind turbines, 26 of them with 3.65 MW of unit power and 17 with 5 MW of unit power.

As per the company’s claims, the construction of this project is based on Enel Green Power’s “Sustainable Construction Site” model, which includes the installation of solar panels at each site to cover part of their energy needs. Steps to save water will also be taken by installing water tanks and rainwater collection systems. Once construction work has been completed, the solar panels and water-saving equipment will be donated to the towns where the projects are located for public use.

Interestingly, the day before yesterday Enel announced that it has commissioned the new Nou Biniatria solar photovoltaic plant in the town of Alcúdia in Mallorca. This facility has an installed capacity of 14.96 MW and an expected output of approximately 24.84 GWh per year.

Also earlier this month, Enel through its US renewable subsidiary Enel Green Power North America, has started construction on five new renewable energy projects in the US including Roseland solar + storage, Blue Jay solar + storage, Ranchland wind + storage, Alta Farms wind project, and Rockhaven wind project

The firm declares that currently, it manages more than 7,794 MW of renewable capacity installed in Spain, including 4,745 MW of hydraulic power; 2,422 MW of wind power, 624 MW of solar power, and 3 MW from other renewable sources.

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Bhoomika Singh

Bhoomika is a science graduate, with a strong interest in seeing how technology can impact the environment. She loves covering the intersection of technology, environment, and the positive impact it can have on the world accordingly.