Enel Green Power has been awarded 68MW of new renewable capacity for two wind projects in the second renewable auction launched by the Italian state owned energy service company GSE (Gestore Servizi Energetici).
A nominal capacity of 38.3MW deriving from the repowering of already-operational hydro plants is also included.
The two wind farms are located in Campania and Basilicata. The upgrading and useful life extension concerns the three hydro plants already operating in the municipalities of Castiglione dei Pepoli (Bologna), Civitella in Val di Chiana (Arezzo) and Montecreto (Modena).
“With this second award we confirm the commitment to invest in new renewable capacity in Italy, contributing to the challenging decarbonization objectives of the Enel Group and the country. Thanks to our development strategy, in 2019 the Group’s installed capacity from renewables exceeded that from thermal sources globally, marking a further step forward towards the progressive replacement of fossil fuels with zero-emission ones.“Antonio Cammisecra, CEO of Enel Green Power and head of the Global Power Generation business line.
The construction of new capacity and the upgrading of existing plants in Italy are part of the wider commitment of the Enel Group to the growth of renewables and to decarbonization which in our country foresees, in the 2020-2022 period, the development of new renewable capacity for around 700 MW and for which EGP has developed a pipeline of approximately 1.3 GW of opportunities that can start operating in the same period.