Madrid/Rome, March 21st, 2013 - Enel Green Power España has connected two new wind farms to the grid in the province of Málaga, thus adding an additional 70 MW to its total installed capacity in Andalusia.
The Angosturas plant, located in the municipalities of Campillos and Teba, consists of 18 wind turbines of 2 MW each, for a total installed capacity of 36 MW. The electricity generated, estimated at 68 million kWh per year, can meet the annual energy needs of more than 25 thousand Spanish households and will avoid the emission of over 50 thousand tonnes of CO2.
The Madroñales plant, with an installed capacity of 34 MW, is located in the municipalities of Almargen, Campillos and Teba and consists of 17 wind turbines of 2 MW each. Once operational, the plant is expected to generate about 77 million kWh, meeting the annual consumption needs of about 28 thousand Spanish households and will avoid the emission of more than 56 thousand tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere.
The two new plants, among the last ones in the Spanish pre-registro and in the Companys business plan in Spain, add to the total of 200 MW of renewable energy capacity that Enel Green Power has in Andalusia and the 1,864 MW that the Group, a global leader in renewables, had in Spain and Portugal at the end of 2012.
Enel Green Power operates in Spain and Portugal through Enel Green Power España (EGPE), 60% owned by Enel Green Power and 40% owned by Endesa.
Enel Green Power is the Enel Group company fully dedicated to the development and management of renewable energy sources at the international level, with operations in Europe and the Americas. The company generated more than 25 billion kWh in 2012 from water, sun, wind and the Earths heat - enough to meet the energy needs of around 10 million households and avoid the emission of over 18 million tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere. Enel Green Power is a world leader in the sector thanks to its well-balanced generation mix, providing generation volumes well over the sector average. The Company has an installed capacity of 8,000 MW from a mix of sources including wind, solar, hydroelectric, geothermal, and biomass. Currently, EGP has over 700 operational plants in 16 countries in Europe and the Americas.
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