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The Wayra I wind farm and the Wayra Extension project

The Wayra I wind farm and the Wayra Extension project

Wayra is the perfect embodiment of EGP's sustainable work model. The wooden pallets used during the construction of Wayra I were recycled and reused and, thanks to nanotechnology, water was purified naturally, thereby preserving a scarce and vital resource in an arid area.

The wind farm

Wayra: the power of the wind

The Wayra wind complex, which is located in the Peruvian district of Marcona (in the province of Nasca, department of Ica) is approximately 480 km from the country’s capital Lima, near the Southern Pan-American highway.

The Wayra complex encompasses two projects: Wayra I, which was launched in 2018, after 14 months of construction work, and the Wayra Extension, which Enel Green Power Peru will start building in January 2022. The new wind power plant will consist of 30 wind turbines of 5.9 MW each and occupy an area of approximately 2,443 hectares.

With this project, we are proud to play a leading role in promoting the use of renewable energy.

Wayra I

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A fine example of a sustainable construction site model

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Technology

Wind

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Status

Operative

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Capacity

132.3 MW

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Energy Production

600 GWh (Annual average), which is equal to the consumption of more of 483,000 households

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CO2 Emissions avoided

More of 285,000 tons per year

Wayra Extension project

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Technology

Wind

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Status

Under construction

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Capacity

177 MW

Timeline

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Work progress status

Status of construction phase

During the construction of Wayra I, Enel Green Power Peru (EGPP) carried out several initiatives to support local companies and communities, including the monitoring of environmental impact by associations and institutions. Furthermore, Enel applied its sustainable work model, which includes measuring the wind farm’s socio-environmental impact and actions to incorporate the rational use of resources: for example, a project to recycle wooden pallets in order to manufacture eco-friendly furniture. Furthermore, the construction of the Wayra I wind farm involved an innovative zero-CO2 emissions nanotechnology plant for the treatment of wastewater, powered by a small wind turbine with a battery storage system. This technology enabled EGPP to reuse approximately 350 cubic meters of water during the wind farm’s construction.

The future construction of the Wayra Extension park will involve the same sustainability criteria of our sustainable work model.

Workers

In line with Enel's creating shared value model, construction work at Wayra I prioritized hiring local labor and services. In total, 867 people worked on the construction of Wayra I, 209 from the department of Ica, 163 from the province of Nasca and 50 from the nearest district and community.

  • Construction 100%

    Construction 100% work completed*

  • Workers 867

    Workers 867 87% of the total amount of workers were peruvian

  • Investment +165

    Investment +165 Million dollars invested in Wayra I

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