Enel Green Power chief executive officer, Francesco Starace, says, “The full achievement of our growth target confirms that we are in line with our development plan and underscores the validity of our strategy, which is focused on geographical and technological diversification. We are demonstrating that we can fulfil our market commitments in the field of development and we will continue to implement our business plan according to schedule and procedures.”
Enel reports that the United States facility is the first renewable energy project in the world that “combines the continuous generation capacity of binary-cycle, medium-enthalpy geothermal power with the peak capacity of solar power, allowing a better match with NV Energy’s customer needs. NV Energy has a contract to buy all the energy that will be generated by the plant.”
The solar power plant will generate around 40 million kWh of clean energy every year, enough to meet the needs of 15,000 American households while saving around 28,000 metric tons of CO2 in emissions. The new plant brings Enel Green Power’s total installed capacity in North America to more than 1,000 MW.