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Enel Green Power completes second plant for 90MW Brazil wind farm

Italy renewable energy firm completes construction on second of three 30MW plants for Cristal wind power complex in Bahia city Morro do Chapéu

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Enel Green Power said completing the São Judas wind farm brings its installed renewable energy in Brazil to over 200MW

Italian renewable energy firm Enel Green Power has completed the second of three plants for its 90MW Cristal wind farm complex in Brazil. Enel Green Power, which is based in Rome, Italy, has completed construction of the 30MW São Judas wind farm in state Bahia. It is part of the Cristal wind power complex, which is being built in Bahia city Morro do Chapéu.

The São Judas wind farm includes thirteen 2.3MW turbines with a total installed capacity of 30MW. It is the second of three plants to be completed at the Cristal wind power complex. The first 30MW wind farm, Primavera, was completed in mid-February.

The Cristal wind power complex is expected to generate more than 400 million kWh per year. An investment of around EUR 165m has been made to construct the complex.

Completing the São Judas wind farm increases Enel Green Power’s installed renewable energy capacity in Brazil to over 200MW.

The company said: “Enel Green Power is strengthening its presence in Brazil’s promising renewable energy market. This new wind farm brings Enel Green Power’s installed capacity in Brazil to more than 207MW.”

The news from Enel Green Power is another example of a Western firm increasing wind power capacity in Brazil this year. This includes German firm SOWITEC which was awarded 20-year energy supply contracts to power three wind projects in Brazil totalling 72MW in January.

Wind power in Brazil is set to reach 20.1GW by 2022 – more than all other Latin American nations combined - according to a research report from Navigant released in February.