Enel Green Power Hellas has integrated Greece’s largest wind farm to the main grid for reliability
The utility’s new 154MW Kafireas wind farm will generate over 480GWh per year.
The 300 million euro wind farm was inaugurated by the Prime Minister of Greece, the Greek Minister of Environment and Energy, the CEO of Enel Green Power.
The wind farm comprises 67 turbines and is expected to avoid the emissions of 315 tonnes of carbon per annum.
Energy generated from the wind farm will be transmitted to mainland Greece via 150KV high voltage overhead, underground and submarine cable and two new 250KV high-voltage substations.
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The wind farm will provide power to customers of Hellenic Electricity Market Operator for a period of 20 years.
The construction of the wind farm employed Enel’s ‘Sustainable Construction Site’ model resulting in 10 tonnes of construction materials being used.
The development of the wind farm is in line with efforts by Enel to decarbonise its global operations.
Through EGPH, Enel operates two wind farms in the municipality of Karystos, the 7.5 MW Iliolousti I and the 9 MW Iliolousti II. EGPH is a leading owner and operator of renewable plants in Greece; with Kafireas, the company will reach over 460 MW of installed capacity, from wind (approximately 354 MW), solar (around 90 MW) and hydro (about 20 MW).
Antonio Cammisecra, Enel Green Power CEO, said: “We have reached a significant milestone by connecting to the grid the largest wind project in Greece, one of the first countries where we started our renewable journey more than a decade ago. Kafireas underscores our global commitment to renewable energy and decarbonisation, in line with our pursuit of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, as well as our commitment to a diversified generation mix at the country level. On top of the supply of zero-emission energy nationwide, this project also has a strong local focus, as we are supporting our stakeholders in Evia by backing sustainability initiatives aimed at enhancing the island’s economy, alongside undertaking environmental protection activities.”