EGP's ongoing projects involve all renewable generation technologies. Wind, solar, geothermal, hydropower and biomass are growing in the Americas, Africa and Europe. In Brazil and Chile projects are being developed for a total capacity exceeding 1000 MW. In South Africa's public tenders, EGP has been awarded more than 1200 MW of wind and solar power.
Three continents, seven countries and more than 20 plants. These are the numbers of Enel Green Power’s global worksites. Ongoing projects across the globe involve every technology for energy generation from renewable sources. Wind, solar, geothermal, hydropower and biomass are growing in the Americas, Africa and Europe. In Latin America alone - in Brazil and Chile - EGP is carrying out projects to generate over 1000 MW. In South Africa’s public tenders the company has been awarded more than 1200 MW of wind and solar power.
In Brazil, 444 MW are under construction. The latest worksite has been opened for the 180 MW Delfina wind farm in the state of Bahia, while work is also being carried out in solar and hydropower: the 254 MW Ituveravais is the largest of EGP’s solar PV parks under construction; the hydroelectric Apiacàs facility will enable the operations of three run-of-river plants totaling a capacity of 103.2 MW. After having been awarded 553 MW of solar capacity in a tender last August, EGP is now leading the solar power sector in Brazil in terms of installed capacity and projects in its portfolio, and has recently been granted a concession for the management of two hydropower plants that are already operational, with a total installed capacity of 40 MW.
Ongoing projects in Chile amount to nearly 600 MW of installed capacity. Once those have been completed, Enel Green Power will reach an installed capacity of around 1,200 MW in this country. Ongoing projects include the construction of Cerro Pabellòn, the first geothermal plant in South America with an installed capacity of 48 MW, and of the Finis Terrae solar field which, with its 160 MW, is set to become Chile’s largest solar PV park. In this country, EGP currently manages a portfolio of plants totalling a capacity of around 600 MW, of which 340 MW are wind power, 154 MW are solar and 92 MW are hydropower.
In the United States, EGP’s wind power welcomed 2016 by opening the Drift Sand worksite in Oklahoma. In this US State, Enel Green Power’s installed capacity from wind power is already around 1 GW. There are six plants online: the latest one, Little Elk (74 MW), was put into service at the end of 2015, capping a year in which EGP put more than 420 MW of installed capacity in Oklahoma into operation.
In Africa, solar and wind power lead Enel Green Power’s development. Over the course of 2015, EGP further increased its growth base in South Africa, where it has been awarded more than 1200 MW of wind and solar power in various phases of public tenders as part of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP), promoted by the South African government. Over the next few years, the 513 MW from wind and solar projects that EGP has been allowed within the third phase of the REIPPPP tender and the 705 MW added in the fourth phase will join the 10 MW already online at the Upington solar PV park.
In Europe too, EGP’s renewables are growing, thanks to ongoing projects in Italy, where the two wind farms and two biomass plants that are being built will have an installed capacity totalling 89 MW. The portfolio of new plants under construction includes two wind farms, Barile Venosa in Basilicata and San Vito dei Normanni in Puglia, as well as the biomass facilities of Macchiareddu in Sardinia and Finale Emilia in Emilia Romagna.