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Lagoa Dos Ventos Wind Project

Lagoa Dos Ventos Wind Project

It is one of the largest energy infrastructures in Brazil and it is contributing to the sustainable growth of South America’s entire economic and production sector.

About the plant

Wind is blowing hard in Brazil

A record-breaking plant has been built in the state of Piauí: the Lagoa dos Ventos facility consists of 230 wind turbines, making it Enel Green Power’s largest wind farm worldwide. The 980 MW facility can generate over 3.3 TWh per year, thereby avoiding the emission of more than 1.6 million tons of CO2 into the atmosphere.

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Technology

Wind

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Status

In operation

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Capacity

980 MW

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Energy production

3.3 TWh

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CO2 Emissions

1.6 million tons over 12 months

Timeline

Milestones

Given the large scale of the project, EGP designed an innovative plant layout based on a high-resolution wind resource assessment to optimize the project’s energy output. In addition, EGP used a variety of innovative tools and methods to build Lagoa dos Ventos, such as proximity sensors on machinery to boost site safety, drones for topographic survey, smart tracking of wind turbine components, as well as advanced digital platforms and software solutions to monitor and remotely support site activities and plant commissioning. These processes and tools enabled swifter, more accurate and reliable data collection, thereby improving the quality of construction and facilitating communication between on-site and off-site teams.

Work progress status

  • Construction* 100%

    Construction* 100% 230 Turbines installed

  • Workers** 2,360

    Workers** 2,360 Total number of site workers

  • Community 1,175

    Community 1,175 Total number of workers from local communities (50% of the total)

  • Hours 5.8

    Hours 5.8 Million working hours

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