Enel Green Power has been awarded the right to develop the 90-megawatt Cristalandia wind farm in a tender for renewable energy projects by the Brazilian government.
Enel will sign 20-year power supply contracts with a pool of Brazilian electricity distribution companies that will be supplied with power produced by the project. The wind farm at Bahia State in north-eastern Brazil will cost US$190 million, and will be completed in 2017.
“We are thrilled to announce the successful outcome of this tender, which brings us up to nearly 700 MW won in Brazilian wind power auctions since 2010,” said Enel Green Power CEO Francesco Venturini. “Brazil is a strategic country for us, one where we have built a diversified presence of wind, hydro and solar power and where we are making the most of our innovative approach to combine solar facilities with wind farms or hydropower plants in the same production site. We are using this approach to pursue further growth of our sustainable energy and continue support of the country’s economy.”
Enel has 260MW of wind power projects that are either operating or under construction in Brazil, as well as over 254MW of solar photovoltaic and a further 200MW of wind projects awarded in public tenders held in 2014.