Work continues on Salbatica II 70 MW wind farm and on an additional 40 MW for Salbatica I
Enel Green Power (EGP) has begun work on building a wind farm with an installed capacity of 70 MW in Corugea, Romania.
The wind farm, located in the region of Tulcea, will consist of 35 V-90 wind turbines (2 MW each). Once fully operational, the plant will generate 189 million kilowatt hours annually, enough to meet the energy needs of 70,000 households each year and avoid the emission of 106,000 metric tons of CO2.
Enel Green Power also has two other wind farms in Romania, Salbatica I and Agighiol, for 64 MW of installed capacity. EGP is also in the process of building Sabatica II, which will have a total installed capacity of 70 MW, and is expanding Salbatica I by a further 40 MW. These plants, once completed, will increase by almost four times Enel Green Power’s installed wind power generation in Romania.
“The construction of the Corugea plant and of other plants already underway,” said Francesco Starace, CEO of Enel Green Power,“will increase our installed capacity in Romania to 244 MW, confirming our growth strategy in a country that has great potential for wind power development. Given the many projects currently being undertaken, our “zero emissions” power generation in Romania is certain to grow in the coming years.”
Wind power is the most promising renewable electricity-generation technology in Romania. In fact, the country’s total installed wind power capacity is expected to rise from 600 MW at the end of 2010 to 3,600 MW by 2015.
The Enel Group (enel.com), which has operated in Romania since 2005, is currently the largest private investor in the electricity industry, with a 93,000 km network that serves around 2.6 million customers and employees 5,000 people.