Wayra I is a perfect example of EGP’s “sustainable construction site” model. Its wooden pallets were recycled and reused, while Nanotechnology helped purify the water naturally, thereby preserving a scarce and vital resource in an arid area.
Enel Green Power Peru (EGPP) carried out various initiatives to support local businesses and communities, including environmental monitoring by associations and institutions. Enel's "Sustainable Construction Site" model was applied. This includes the measurement of the socio-environmental impact of the project and the actions to incorporate the rational use of resources: for example, a recycling project for the wooden pallets used in construction to make ecological furniture. The Wayra I construction site also used an innovative CO2-free nanotechnology plant for wastewater treatment. This was powered by a small wind turbine with a battery-powered storage system. The technology enabled EGPP to reuse approximately 350 cubic meters of water during the construction of the wind farm.
During construction, and as part of Enel’s Shared Value Creation business model, a process was managed to prioritize local labor and services. In total, 867 workers were employed during the construction of the wind farm.
Construction100%Status of construction phase
Workers86787% of the total amount of workers were peruvian
Investment +165Millions of dollars were invested in the Wayra I wind proyect