Enel secures 540MW in Spain
Wind projects won in latest power auction will come online in 2019
Enel subsidiary Enel Green Power España has been awarded 540MW of wind power capacity in Spain’s latest renewable energy auction.
The Italian company will invest €600m in the projects, which are expected to start operating by 2019.
The projects will be located in Aragona, Andalusia, Castile and León and Galicia and will generate a combined 1750 gigawatt hours of electricity a year.
Electricity generated by the wind farms will be sold into the Spanish pool market, Enel said.
The Spanish government auctioned 3GW of renewables capacity on 17 May to help the country achieve its target to cover 20% of energy consumption from clean power by 2020.
Enel head of global renewable energies Antonio Cammisecra said: “Given the importance of the Spanish market for the Enel Group, we are looking forward to bringing these new renewable facilities on line and to bringing our worldwide experience back to Spain, where we had started many years ago.”