Enel inaugurates largest wind facility in Greece
Published: 15 October 2019 - Carly Wills
Enel, through its Greek renewables subsidiary, Enel Green Power Hellas, (EGPH), has connected its new Kafireas wind farm complex to the grid.
It is the largest of its kind in the country, with an overall capacity of more than 154MW. Located in the municipality of Karystos (Evia), Kafireas involved an overall investment of around €300m.
EGPH already operates two wind farms in the municipality of Karystos, the 7.5MW Iliolousti I and the 9MW Iliolousti II. EGPH is a leading owner and operator of renewable plants in Greece; with Kafireas, the company will reach over 460MW of installed capacity, from wind (approximately 354MW), solar (around 90MW) and hydro (about 20MW).
The Kafireas facility, which is a cluster of seven wind farms for a total of 67 turbines, will be capable of generating approximately 480GWh per year, which is set to reduce CO2 emissions into the atmosphere by 315,000 tonnes annually. The facility is supported by a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with the Hellenic Electricity Market Operator (DAPEEP).
The wind project includes the interconnection with mainland Greece through a 150kV high-voltage overhead, underground and submarine cable as well as two new 150 kV high-voltage substations in Evia.
The energy from Kafireas will be delivered to the national grid on mainland Greece through the superhigh-voltage station located in Pallini, Attica.