Enel Green Power puts online 19MW of solar in Romania

Newsroom 15/07/2013 | 11:15

Enel Green Power (EGP), the renewable arm of Italian utility Enel, has started operations on its first solar installations in Romania.

The two farms have a combined capacity of 19MW and can generate up to 29 million KWh yearly.

The first plant (Berceni 1) has an installed capacity of 10MW, being able to cover the yearly electricity consumption of more than 7,500 households. A second farm of 9MW (Berceni 2) will generate enough electricity for 6,500 households. Both projects are located in Prahova County.

EGP is among the biggest players in the wind business, having 498MW installed in local wind capacities.

Romania reached 258MW of incentivized solar capacities by May, according to grid operator Transelectrica.

Solar producers are currently granted four green certificates for each MW in output, after the government changed the support scheme. Authorities have postponed the issue of another two certificates, which should be recovered starting April 2017.

Ovidiu Posirca

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