Enel Green Power starts work on 180MW Brazilian wind farm

20 January 2016 (Last Updated January 20th, 2016 18:30)

Italian renewable energy giant Enel Green Power (EGP) has started construction on the 180MW Delfina wind farm in Bahia, Brazil.

Italian renewable energy giant Enel Green Power (EGP) has started construction on the 180MW Delfina wind farm in Bahia, Brazil.

Expected to cost approximately $400m, the project is owned by five special purpose vehicles under the firm’s local unit Enel Green Power Brasil Participações.

The developer expects to turn the project operational in the first half of 2017.

Once commissioned, the project will have an annual output of more than 800GWh, which will be able to meet the power requirements of nearly 390,000 homes in the country.

"The power plant can lead to a reduction in more than 270,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions and will be supported by long-term power purchase agreements."

The power plant can lead to a reduction in more than 270,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions and will be supported by long-term power purchase agreements, Enel said.

The firm maintains an installed capacity of 418MW in the country, 313MW of which comprises wind power projects, 93MW hydro and 12MW solar.

Ennel also has 444MW of clean energy projects under construction in Brazil, including the 254MW Ituverava solar project.

The company began construction of the 108MW Drift Sand wind project in Oklahoma, US, earlier this month.

Expected to involve an investment of approximately $180m, the project is scheduled to enter service by the end of this year.

With an expected annual capacity of around 480GWh, the plant can meet the power requirements of more than 39,000 US homes.