Enel Green Power also has two other wind farms in Romania—Salbatica I and Agighiol—for 64 MW of installed capacity. EGP is also in the process of building Sabatica II, which will have a total installed capacity of 70 MW, and is expanding Salbatica I by a further 40 MW. These plants, once completed, will increase Enel Green Power’s installed wind power generation in Romania by 300 percent.
Enel Green Power CEO Francesco Starace, says, “The construction of the Corugea plant and of other plants already underway will increase our installed capacity in Romania to 244 MW, confirming our growth strategy in a country that has great potential for wind power development. Given the many projects currently being undertaken, our “zero emissions” power generation in Romania is certain to grow in the coming years.”
Wind power is the most promising renewable electricity-generation technology in Romania. To date, the country’s total installed wind power capacity is expected to rise from 600 MW at the end of 2010 to 3,600 MW by 2015.
The Enel Group, which has operated in Romania since 2005, is currently the largest private investor in the electricity industry, with a 93,000 km network that serves around 2.6 million customers.