Enel Green Power Hellas has consolidated Greece’s biggest wind farm to the main grid for dependency.
The utility’s new 154MW Kafireas wind farm will be responsible for production of over 480GWh per year.
The inauguration of the wind farms was done by the Prime Minister of Greece, the Greek Minister of Environment and Energy, the CEO of Enel Green Power. It has 67 turbines and is expected to prevent the emissions of 315 tonnes of carbon per annum.
The energy gained from the wind farm will be dispatched to mainland Greece via 150KV high voltage overhead, underground and submarine cable and two new 250KV high-voltage substations.
The inauguration of the wind farm is in line with steps taken by Enel to decarbonize its global operations.
Through EGPH, Enel works two wind farms in the district of Karystos, the 7.5 MW Iliolousti I and the 9 MW Iliolousti II. EGPH is an owner and operator of renewable plants in Greece; with Kafireas, the company will cross 460 MW of stationed 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 remarkable milestone by attaching the grid to the biggest wind project in Greece. Kafireas underscores our commitment world wide to renewable energy and decarbonization, along with our dedication to a diversified generation mix at the country level. On top of the contribution of zero-emission energy nationwide, this project also has a strong local purpose, as we are supporting our stakeholders in Evia by backing sustainability initiatives for enhancing the island’s economy, alongside undertaking environmental protection initiatives.”