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Italy’s Enel Green power completes its first wind farm in Brazil

Italian renewables firm completes construction on 30MW Primavera wind farm in Bahia for 90MW Cristal complex

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Primavera is the first of three wind farms for the 90MW Cristal complex set to increase Brazil’s growing wind power sector

Italian renewable energy firm Enel Green Power has completed the construction of its first wind farm in Brazil. The company, which is based in Rome, Italy, has completed the 30MW Primavera wind farm, which has been built in Morro do Chapéu, Bahia state, Brazil, as part of a wider 90MW wind project.

The Primavera wind farm is comprised of thirteen 2.3MW wind turbines and capable of generating over 145 million kWh per year. Enel Green Power said the wind farm is the first of three to be completed at Brazil’s Cristal wind power complex. Cristal will have a total installed capacity of 90MW and is expected to generate more than 400 million kWh per year.

The company said: “This new wind farm brings Enel Green Power’s installed capacity in Brazil to more than 120MW, of which 93MW is from hydro.

“Enel Green Power is strengthening its presence in Brazil’s promising renewable energy market. Brazil is among the leading countries in the world in the area of green energy, boasting more than 98,000MW of installed renewable capacity, which represents around 85 per cent of the country’s total installed capacity,” Enel Green Power said.

In addition to the Cristal complex, Enel Green Power is also building the Curva and Serra Azul wind farms in the state of Bahia. The Fontes dos Ventos and Modelo wind farms will be the first built by EGP in the states of Pernambuco and Rio Grande do Norte.

The latest news from Enel Green Power follows another EU firm, Spanish engineering company Revergy, focussing on working in Brazil’s wind power sector. The company won contracts to perform supervision and quality inspections across eight wind farms in Brazil in January this year.