Enel S.p.A., acting through its Russian subsidiary, was recently awarded two wind projects for a total capacity of 291 MW within the framework of the 2017 Russian government tender for the construction of 1.9 GW of wind capacity in the country.
The two projects will be developed and built by Enel Green Power, Enel’s global renewable energies division. The overall investment in the two wind farms amounts to approximately EUR 405 million. The projects will sell their energy in the Russian wholesale market and will be supported by capacity payments released by the Russian government.
The Azov wind farm, which is expected to enter into service by 2020, is located in the Rostov region in southern Russia. It will have 90 MW of installed capacity, generating around 300 GWh per year.
The Murmansk wind farm, located in the northwestern Russian region bearing the same name, is expected to enter into service by 2021. It will boast 201 MW of installed capacity, generating around 730 GWh per year.
The company says the tender was launched by the Russian government to achieve its targets of 4.5% of energy generation from renewables and 5.5 GW of installed renewable capacity by 2024.