Work begins on $380M Brazilian wind farm cluster

WCN Editorial Team 29 Sep 2016 SOUTH AMERICA ENERGY & UTILITIES

Enel renewable energy subsidiary Enel Green Power Brasil Participações (EGPB) has begun construction on the Morro do Chapéu Sul wind farm cluster in Bahia, Brazil.

The $380M project — to be located in the municipalities of Morro do Chapéu and Cafarnaum in Bahia — will have a total installed capacity of 172MW.

The cluster includes six wind farms: Ventos de Santa Esperança (28MW), Ventos de Santa Dulce (28MW), Ventos de São Mário (30MW), Ventos de São Paulo (28MW), Ventos de São Abraão (28MW) and Boa Vista (30MW).

Upon completion, the project will have a capacity to generate over 830GWh of power annually — enough to meet the annual consumption needs of over 320,000 Brazilian homes. It will also reduce the emission of about 225,000t of CO2 into the atmosphere.

Enel’s country manager in Brazil Carlo Zorzoli said: “We are pleased to announce the start of construction of Morro do Chapéu Sul.

“Through the launch of this significant cluster of projects in a wind resource-rich area we once again confirm ourselves as a reliable, strategic player that contributes to the sustainable development of the overall Brazilian electricity sector.”

The project is expected to commence operations in the first half of 2018.

* Data provided by Timetric's Construction Intelligence Center.

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