Enel embarks on $110M Brazilian solar project

WCN Editorial Team 15 Sep 2016 SOUTH AMERICA ENERGY & UTILITIES

Enel’s subsidiary Enel Green Power Brasil Participações (EGPB) has begun construction of the Horizonte solar plant in Brazil.

The $110M plant — located in Tabocas do Brejo Velho in Bahia — will have an installed capacity of 103MW.

Upon completion, the solar plant will have capacity to generate more than 220GWh annually — enough to meet the annual energy needs of over 108,000 Brazilian households while reducing CO2 emissions by about 129,000t.

The power generated by the plant will be supplied to the Brazilian Chamber of Commercialisation of Electric Energy — Câmara de Comercialização da Energia Elétrica or CCEE — under a 20-year power purchase contract.
 
Enel’s country manager in Brazil Carlo Zorzoli said: “With the start of construction of Horizonte, Enel has reached yet another milestone in the implementation of its growth plan in Brazil.

“Once again we confirm us as being a reliable energy player in the Brazilian landscape by actually building sustainable power generation facilities out of the capacity we have been awarded through tenders.”

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