180MW Enel wind farm commences operations in Brazil

The Brazilian subsidiary of Italian energy company Enel (BIT:ENEL) has announced that commercial operations have begun at the 180MW Delfina wind farm in the South American country.

Enel Green Power Brasil Participações confirmed the US$400 million project, financed by Enel and a Brazilian Development Bank loan, has started producing clean energy.

The facility is located in the Northeastern state of Bahia and will supply enough energy to power around 390,000 Brazilian homes. It will also prevent around 490,000 tonnes of carbon emissions from entering the atmosphere.

Enel country manager in Brazil Carlo Zorzoli said: “The entry into service of Delfina, which is Enel’s largest wind farm in Brazil, is a testament to our team’s ability to quickly and efficiently build and commission our projects, making Brazil a leading contributor to the group’s growth in renewables.

“Delfina’s start of operation reinforces our commitment to Brazil’s growing renewable energy sector, and thanks to the sustainable initiatives we are implementing in the areas surrounding the plant, we are contributing to local biodiversity and to the development  of neighbouring communities.”