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EGP builds first wind farm in Tulcea

Enel Green Power (EGP) yesterday began work on its first wind farm in Romania, the wind power plant at Valea Nucarilor, near the city of Tulcea, according to a press release issued by the company. The wind farm includes 17 wind turbines of 2 MW power each, with an overall installation capacity of 34 MW. Its annually generated capacity of about 100 MW will fulfil the electricity needs of over 35,000 home consumers, at the same time avoiding 70,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions being released yearly into the atmosphere. “We have a list of important projects under construction, to significantly boost our presence in the country in the next few years,” said Francesco Starace, CEO of Enel Green Power. Wind power is the most promising renewable power technology in Romania. According to EGP estimates, wind power installation capacity in Romania will be of 600 MW in 2010, from 14 MW in late 2009, to 3,600 MW by 2015.

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