Italy’s Enel Gets More Wind Power Capacity in Russia

The Russian subsidiary of Italian energy major Enel was awarded new wind power project of over 71 MW on Tuesday, in the 2019 Russian government renewable energy tender, Prime news agency reported.

The Rodnikovsky wind farm will be located in the Stavropol region, with Enel Green Power, the company’s global business line dedicated to renewable energy, being in charge of development and construction.

“This latest award represents another major milestone for us in Russia, after the recent start of construction of the Azov wind farm,” said Antonio Cammisecra, Head of Enel Green Power. “We are further confirming our commitment to harness the country’s renewable potential and diversify its generation mix while contributing our renowned expertise in the development, construction and operation of renewable projects. Looking ahead, we will continue to work relentlessly on the consolidation and further expansion of our Group’s renewable footprint in Russia, thereby pursuing an increasingly sustainable business model.”

Enel Russia’s overall investment in Rodnikovsky amounts to approximately 90 million euros. Once operational, due in the first half of 2024, the wind farm is expected to generate around 220 GWh per year while avoiding the annual emission of around 180,000 tons of CO2 into the atmosphere. The plant will sell its energy output in the Russian wholesale market and will be supported by capacity payments.

The Russian renewable energy tender for the 2020-2024 period took place from May 28th to June 10th for the awarding of approximately 314 MW of renewable capacity, 78.1 MW of which dedicated to wind power projects, the remaining 229.8 MW to mini-hydro and 5.6 MW to solar.