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ENEL GREEN POWER STARTS OPERATING A NEW WIND FARM IN SPAIN

08/04/2011

With a total capacity of 16 MW, the Valdihuelo wind farm is expected to generate 42.7 million kWh per year, enough to meet the energy needs of over 15,800 households.

Rome, Madrid, August 4th, 2011 – Enel Green Power’s “Valdihuelo” wind farm has just entered service in Spain. With this new plant, located in the province of Ávila, the company adds a further 16 MW to the 335 MW it already owns in the Community of Castilla y León and the 1,690 MW it operates in the overall Iberian peninsula.

The plant’s turbines, which are spread across the municipalities of Navalperal de Pinares and Ávila, will have an annual production of 42.7 million kWh, enough to meet the energy needs of over 15,800 households. The clean energy produced by the plant will avoid the annual atmospheric emission of 31,600 metric tons of CO2 as well as saving 15,800 tons of oil equivalent (TOE) per year.

Francesco Starace, Enel Green Power CEO, commented: “With this new wind farm, we reinforce Enel Green Power’s commitment to the development of the Spanish renewable sector. Our aim for the Iberian peninsula is to start operating all our pre-registered projects within the established time schedule and capacity framework”.

In Iberia, Enel Green Power operates through Enel Green Power España (EGPE), ownership of which is split between Enel Green Power (60%) and Endesa (40%). 


About Enel Green Power
Enel Green Power is the Enel Group company devoted to the development and management of power generation from renewable sources at the international level, with a presence in Europe and the Americas. It is among the industry leaders worldwide thanks to its approximately 22 billion KWh generated from a well balanced energy mix inclusive of water, sun, wind and geothermal sources. This is enough to meet the energy needs of about 8 million households and avoid the emission of more than 16 million tons of CO2 into the atmosphere. The company's installed capacity exceeds 6,100 MW, produced by more than 620 plants in operation around the world, with a generation mix that includes wind, solar, hydro, geothermal and biomass.


 

 
 
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