Enel Green Power (EGP) has been awarded 80 MW in the first renewable tender held by the Italian state-owned energy service company Gestore Servizi Energetici (GSE).
Specifically, EGP was awarded 60 MW of new renewable capacity for three wind projects, and 20 MW from the repowering of already-operational wind and hydro projects. The company participated in the 500 MW tender for new wind and solar projects and the 60 MW tender for renovations of hydro and wind plants with a capacity exceeding 1 MW.
Regarding the new capacity, the three wind farms are located in Sicily, Molise, and Campania and construction will start in 2020, with entry into service expected for 2021. As for the upgrading and useful life extension of the four plants already in operation, the refurbishment works will be carried out between 2020 and 2021 in Molise, Sardinia, Piedmont, and Tuscany.
Building new capacity and upgrading existing plants in Italy are part of the Enel Group's broader commitment to the growth of renewables and decarbonisation, which will involve the development of 700 MW of new renewable capacity within the country over the 2020-2022 period. EGP has developed a pipeline of around 1.3 GW that can enter into service in the same period.
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