Enel Green Power Hellas, the Greek renewables subsidiary of Enel, has begun construction on the Kafireas wind farm in Karistos, Greece.
Located on the island of Evia, the wind farm will have a total installed capacity of 154MW and will be able to generate about 483GWh per annum. When completed, the facility is touted to be the country’s largest wind farm.
Kafireas power complex will feature a high voltage (150kV) interconnection line to the mainland comprising overhead, submarine and underground cables.
The facility, which will entail an investment of about €300m, will commence operations in the first quarter of 2019.
Upon completion, the wind farm is expected to meet the annual energy consumption needs of around 129,000 Greek households, while avoiding the emission of nearly 433,000 tonnes of CO2 each year.
Antonio Cammisecra, head of Enel Green Power, said: “The start of construction of Kafireas marks a new step for Enel’s presence in Greece, where we have a decade-long experience in the renewables sector.
“With this new facility we are not only committed to providing green and sustainable energy to the country, but also promoting the social and economic development of local communities by adopting the creating shared value approach for the construction and operation of this wind complex.”