SARDINIA, HOME TO ITALY S LARGEST WIND FARM FROM ENEL GREEN POWER

Published on Tuesday, 9 February 2010

- As another 60 MW come online in Tula and Erula (Sassari) the Sa Turrina Manna wind farm owned by Enel’s renewable energy arm becomes the largest in Italy.
- The total wind power capacity installed by Enel Green Power on the island has now risen to 161 MW.

Rome, February 9th 2010 – Forty new 1.5 MW wind turbines entered into service in the municipalities of Tula and Erula, in the province of Sassari, Sardinia, bringing the total capacity of the Sa Turrina Manna wind farm to 84 MW. Therefore, Sa Turrina Manna will become the largest Enel Green Power wind farm in Italy. Enel Green Power is the Enel Group Company that develops and operates plants using the full range of renewable energy sources, both in Italy and worldwide.

At full capacity, the new wind farm will produce some 126 million kWh, enough to meet the energy needs of some 46,000 households, a little under half the population of  a city the size of Sassari, thus avoiding the atmospheric emission of 94,000 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) and consumption of approximately 47,000 tons of oil equivalent per year.

The extension work on Sa Turrina Manna was completed in less than a year with due respect for the landscape and natural context of the area as well as of its existing activities.

There are a now total of 3 Enel Green Power wind farms in operation in Sardinia, with a total capacity of 161 MW, generating  over 240 million kWh of power, and in 2010, work is scheduled to begin on the Portoscuso wind farm, that will have a potential capacity of some 100 MW.

In 2009, in Italy, Enel Green Power constructed wind farms for 94 MW. This figure includes those installed during the year as well as those under construction.

Enel Green Power is the Enel Group Company fully dedicated to the development and operation of plants generating energy from renewable sources at the international level, with presence in Europe and the Americas. Thanks to its 17.2 billion kWh generated from hydro, solar, wind and geothermal energy sources, Enel Green Power is the sector leader in Europe. The company’s plants are able to meet the consumption needs of some 6.5 million households, therefore cutting CO2 emissions by 13 million tons. With an installed capacity of about 4,700 MW, Enel Green Power is Italy’s leading player in the global renewables industry.  The company has over 500 plants operating worldwide, with a generation mix that includes wind, solar, hydro, geothermal and biomass energy sources.

Sustainability | February, 09 2010

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