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Partanna Wind Project, Italy

Partanna Wind Project, Italy

Plant under construction

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The project

Energy, a sustainable construction site, respect for the ecosystem: new renewable capacity for Italy

The facility being built in Contrada Magaggiari, in the province of Trapani, Sicily, is the first of five new projects aimed at increasing Italy's renewable energy capacity.

It will be composed of six 2.4 MW wind turbines, providing a total capacity of 14.4 MW. The facility will produce around 40 GWh of renewable energy each year, equivalent to the supply consumed by approximately 10,000 Italian families, reducing CO2 emissions by around 33,000 tons per year. The wind farm is expected to become operational during the second quarter of 2021.

Technology

Wind

Status

Under construction

Capacity

14 GW

Energy production

40 GWh per year

CO2 Emissions avoided

33,000 tons of CO2 per year

Electricity equivalent

10,000 Italian families per year

Timeline

Milestones

Impact on local communities

“We ensure that our construction sites are sustainable in all regards, starting with the electricity supply being generated by solar panels right through to the use of harvested rainwater for the site's water requirements”
Fabrizio Bonemazzi, Head of Renewables Project Execution Europe and Global Support, Global Power Generation

 

Enel Green Power is committed to pursuing a sustainable construction site model. In so doing, the project will be undertaken in a way that ensures the maximum care and attention are applied to protecting the surrounding area, so as to minimize any possible impact on the local ecosystem.

Work progress status

The civil construction work has started, with roads, foundations and recycling processes being put in place. Assembly of the turbines started in January 2021, and the commissioning and set-up activities will start in April or May. The facility should become operational in the second quarter of 2021.

Our contribution to Italy's decarbonization strategy

With the publication in January 2020 of the Integrated National Plan on Energy and Climate (Piano Nazionale Integrato per l’Energia e il Clima - PNIEC) by Italy's Ministry of Economic Development, the country's 2030 objectives on energy efficiency, renewable energy sources and CO2 emissions’ reduction were established. The PNIEC aims to increase the amount of energy deriving from clean sources to 55% by 2030.

The Partanna facility is part of the Italian contract awarded by the GSE that provides for the development of new capacity as well as for the expansion and upgrade of existing facilities. Further wind farm construction projects will be initiated in Italy in the coming months, with new sites playing a key role in achieving the Group's and the country's decarbonization objectives.

In this regard, Enel Green Power has been awarded, in the first, second and fourth FER auctions announced by the GSE, approximately 163 MW of new renewable capacity across seven wind power projects in southern Italy: two in Sicily, one in Molise (already under construction), three in Campania and one in Basilicata. In addition, thanks to the first four auctions, a further 109 MW of nominal power will derive from the renovation and expansion of current hydroelectric and wind power facilities in Emilia Romagna, Molise, Piedmont, Sardinia, Tuscany and Veneto.

Contacts

Italy

Business development

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