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Enel Announces US Wind, Solar Project Startups (Ind Report)
Enel Green Power North America
Date: 2020-01-06
Enel Green Power (EGP) reports it has begun operations at two renewable energy plants in the United States. The projects include the first 252 MW phase of the 497-MW Roadrunner solar project in Upton County, Texas, and the 66 MW Whitney Hill wind power project developed by Swift Current Energy in Logan County, Illinois.

This announcement follows the recent start of operations of 450 MW of EGP's High Lonesome wind farm in Texas bringing the company's total new renewable capacity added in the US in 2019 to nearly 800 MW with another 1 GW currently under construction across six renewable energy projects. (Source: Enel Green Power North America, PR, reve,3 Jan., 2019) Contact: Enel Green Power North America, Georgios Papadimitriou, Connor Branch, Bus. Dev., (978) 681-1900, www.enelgreenpower.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Enel Green Power North America,  Wind,  


Enel Launches High Lonesome Wind Farm in Texas (Ind. Report)
Enel Green Power North America
Date: 2020-01-03
Enel Green Power North America is reporting operations are underway at its 450-MW High Lonesome wind farm in Upton and Crockett counties, Texas.

The company plans to add 50 MW capacity to the High Lonesome facility bringing its total capacity to 500 MW. The construction of the expansion is currently underway with operations due to start in the first quarter of 2020. With the expansion, the facility is expected to come in at approximately $720 million. (Source: Enel Green Power North America , PR, Jan., 2019) Contact: Enel Green Power North America , Antonio Cammisecra, CEO, (978) 681-1900, www.enelgreenpower.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Enel Green Power North America,  Wind,  


Gulf Pacific Power Takes 89 pct Stake in Wind Portfolio (M&A)
Gulf Pacific Power
Date: 2019-12-18
Alabama-headquartered Harbert Management Corporation (HMC) reports Gulf Pacific Power, LLC (GPP) has acquired an 80 pct stake in Enel Green Power North America Inc. (EGPNA) Renewable Energy Holdings' 812 MW portfolio of five operating wind projects in the U.S. and Canada.

GPP formed Gulf Plains Wind, LLC to acquire the interest in REP from GE Energy Financial Services and from (EGPNA) which has retained a 20 pct stake in REP and will continue to operate the Portfolio. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

The Portfolio includes the 235 MW Chisholm View facility in Grant and Garfield Counties, Oklahoma; the 200 MW Prairie Rose facility in Rock and Pipestone Counties, Minnesota; the 200 MW Goodwell facility in Texas County, Oklahoma; the 150 MW Origin facility in Murray and Carter Counties, Oklahoma; and the 27 MW St. Lawrence facility in Newfoundland, Canada, all of which have term PPAs in place.

Hogan Lovells acted as legal counsel and CohnReznick Capital acted as financial advisor to GPP on the transaction. (Source: Harbert Management Corporation, PR, 18 Dec., 2019) Contact: HMC, (205) 987-5500, ir@harbert.net, www.harbert.net; Gulf Pacific Power, https://privatefunddata.com/private-funds/gulf-pacific-power-llc

More Low-Carbon Energy News Gulf Pacific Power,  Wind,  


Enel Magdalena II Solar Plant Now Online in Mexico (Ind. Report)
Enel Green Power
Date: 2019-12-04
Enel renewable energy subsidiary Enel Green Power Mexico (EGPM) reports its $165 million, 220 MW Magdalena II solar facility in the Mexican state of Tlaxcala is now oiline.

With this project, EGPM has exceeded 2,300 MW of managed capacity, of which 977 MW are wind power, 1,308 MW from solar and 53 MW from hydro. The company is also completing 593 MW of wind projects, including Amistad II and Amistad III, of around 100 MW each, and Amistad IV, of around 149 MW, all located in the state of Coahuila, as well of the 244 MW Dolores plant, located in the state of Nuevo Leon. Magdalena II incorporates 550,000 bifacial modules generating approximately 640 GWh per year, and avoiding about 350,000 tpy of CO2. (Source: Enel, Enel Green Power Mexico, PR, reve, 1 Dec., 2019) Contact: Enel Green Power Mexico, +52 55 5083 0310, www.enelgreenpower.com › country-mexico

More Low-Carbon Energy News Enel Green Power,  


EGPE Connects 35.99-MW Spanish Wind Farm (Int'l. Report)
Endesa,Enel Green Power Espana
Date: 2019-11-13
Enel Green Power Espana (EGPE), Endesa's renewable energy subsidiary is reporting the grid connection of its €40 million, 35.99-MW Campoliva I wind plant in Villamayor de Gallego, Zaragoza, Spain. The Campoliva I wind farm construction was completed in July, 2019.

Endesa currently manages more than 6,975.8 MW of renewable capacity in Spain. (Source: Endesa, reve, 11 Nov., 2019) Contact: Endesa, Jose Bogas, CEO , Enel Green Power Espana , www.enelgreenpower.com › country-spain

More Low-Carbon Energy News Enel Green Power,  Endesa,  Wind,  Renewable Energy,  ,  


Enel Building 280MW New Wind Capacity in S. Africa (Int'l.)
Enel Green Power
Date: 2019-11-08
Enel Green Power RSA reports construction is underway on its 140 MW each, Karusa and Soetwater wind farms in Northern Cape province, South Adrica. The €200 million apiece projects are expectd to be completed and commissioned by the end of 2021.

Enel is constructing 5 wind projects totaling roughly 700 MW in South Africa -- Karusa and Soetwatera, Nxuba and Oyster Bay in the Northern Cape, as well as Garob in the Eastern Cape -- all of which have 20-year PPAs with the South African energy utility Eskom, according to the Enel release. (Source: Enel Green Power, PR, Smart Energy, 5 Nov., 2019) Contact: Enel Green Power, www.enelgreenpower.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Enel Green Power,  Wind,  South Africa Wind,  


Greece's Largest Wind Farm Complex Now Online (Int'l. Report)
Wind,Enel Green Power
Date: 2019-10-21
Greece's largest wind farm complex is reported to be in operation on the island of Evia. The €300 million, complex of seven wind farms was constructed by Enel Green Power. The complex has a total installed capacity of 154 megawatts to generate approximately 480 GWh of power per year. (Source: Enel Green Power, The Mayor, 19 Oct., 2019) Contact: Enel Green Power, www.enelgreenpower.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind,  Enel Green Power,  


Russia's Largest Wind Farm Underway Near Murmansk (Int'l. Report)
Russia Wind
Date: 2019-09-23
Enel and its subsidiary Enel Green Power report they will construct the 201-MW Kola Wind Power Station -- the largest wind park in Russia and one of the biggest in the world north of the Arctic Circle. -- about 80 km from the city of Murmansk. The €405 million facility is expected to be commissioned and operational in 2021.

Russia reportedly aims to increase its renewable energy power generation and consumption up to 4.5 pct by year 2020 but is currently nowhere near its target. In an effort to reach its goal, the government reportedly has earmarked only 400 billion rubles ($6.23 million) for the country's entire green energy sector for the period 2025 to 2035. (Source: The Barents Observer, 23 Sept., 2019)

More Low-Carbon Energy News Russian Wind news,  Enel news,  


Enel's Mt. Pulaski Ill. Wind Farm Construction Underway (Ind. Report)
Enel Green Power North America
Date: 2019-08-14
Enel Green Power North America (Enel) is reporting construction is underway on its 24-turbine, Whitney Hill Wind Farm project adjacent to the recently completed, 74-turbine HillTopper Wind Farm near Mt. Pulaski, Illinois. The 66-MW Whitney Hill project is due for completion and commissioning before the year end. Construction costs have not been disclosed.

Enel Green Power North America has renewable energy projects operating and under development in 24 states and two Canadian provinces. (Source: Enel Green Power, State Journal Register, 12 Aug., 2019) Contact: Enel Green Power, Brayten McGee, Project Manager, (978) 681-1900, www.enelgreenpower.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Enel Green Power North America,  Wind,  


Enel Illinois, Missouri Wind Farms Construction Underway (Ind. Report)
Enel Green Power
Date: 2019-08-05
Italy's Enel S.p.a, through its U.S. renewable subsidiary Enel Green Power North America reports construction is under way on the 66 MW Whitney Hill, Logan County Illinois and the 236.5 MW White Cloud wind farm in Nodaway County, Missouri. White Cloud, Missouri wind farms.

The 66 MW Whitney Hill wind farm, which is adjacent to the existing 185 MW Hill Topper wind farm that came online in December 2018, is slated to begin operations by the end of 2019. The 236.5 MW White Cloud, Missouri wind farm is expected to come online by the second half of 2020.

With the addition of Whitney Hill and White Cloud wind farms, the company's US capacity will come in at approximately 1250 MW from both wind and solar power. (Source: Enel Green Power, PR, reve, 4 Au., 2019) Contact: Enel Green Power NA, Georgios Papadimitriou, Head of Enel Green Power North America, Branch, Bus. Dev., Conner Branch, Bus. Dev., (978) 681-1900, www.enelgreenpower.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Enel Green Power North America,  Wind,  


Enel Breaks Ground on 140MW South African Wind Farm (Int'l Report)
Enel Green Power,Eskom
Date: 2019-05-27
Enel Green Power reports construction is underway on its 140MW Oyster Bay wind farm in South Africa. The €180 million, 41-turbine project in the municipality of Kouga in the Eastern Cape province is expected to generate about 568 gWh of power per year when fully operational in Q2, 2021. The wind farm has a 20-year PPA with local utility Eskom, as part of the South African government's Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme. (Source: Enel Green Power, RENews.biz, 27 May, 2019) Contact;

More Low-Carbon Energy News Enel Green Power news,  Eskom news,  


Enel Green Power NA Acquires Tradewind Energy (Ind. Report, M&A)
Enel Green Power North America,Tradewind Energy,Wind
Date: 2019-03-29
Italy's Enel S.p.a, through its U.S. renewable subsidiary Enel Green Power North America is reporting the purchase of Lenexa, Kansas-based renewable developer Tradewind Energy, Inc. 13 GW of wind, solar, and storage projects located throughout the U.S.

Following the acquisition, Enel agreed to the sale of Savion, LLC, a 100 pct subsidiary of Tradewind that includes a development platform including 6 GW of solar and storage projects to Macquarie Group.( Source: Enel, Windpower, 27 Mar., 2019) Contact: Enel Green Power North America, Georgios Papadimitriou, Connor Branch, Bus. Dev., (978) 681-1900, www.enelgreenpower.com; Tradewind Energy Inc., Justin McGeeney, (913) 888-9463, www.tradewindenergy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Macquarie,  Enel Green Power North America,  Wind,  Tradewind Energy,  


Enel Acquires 650 MW of US Renewable Enenergy Assets (M&A)
Enel SpA,Enel Green Power North America,GE Capital
Date: 2019-03-18
Italian utility Enel SpA is reporting its Enel Green Power North America Inc (EGPNA) unit is acquiring 650 MW of US renewable energy assets from GE Capital's Energy Financial Services for $256 million (&euro226. million), for an enterprise value equal to around $900 million. The acquisition includes geothermal, wind and solar power facilities in Kansas, Utah, North Dakota, Vermont and Nevada. (Source: Enel SpA, Renewables, 15 Mar., 2019) Contact: Enel Green Power North America, Connor Branch, Bus. Dev., (978) 681-1900, www.enelgreenpower.com; GE Capital, www.gecapital.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Enel SpA,  Enel Green Power North America,  GE Capital,  


Enel to Start Spanish Wind Farm Construction (Int'l Report)
Enel Green Power Espana
Date: 2019-03-06
Enel Green Power Espana (EGP), the renewables unit of Spanish utility Endesa SA, reports it will begin construction of the 34.64-MW Primoral wind farm in Spain this July. The 10-turbine wind farm, which is located in the town of Villamayor de Gallego in the province of Zaragoza, is expected to reach the operation stage in 2020 and generate sufficient electric power for 27,281 households. (Source: Enel Green Power Espana March 4, 2019) Contact: Enel Green Power Espana, www.enelgreenpower.com/country-spain

More Low-Carbon Energy News Enel Green Power Espana ,  


Enel's 140 MW Eastern Cape Wind Farm Construction Underway (Int'l)
Enel Group,Eskom
Date: 2019-02-18
Italian energy specialist Enel Group reports construction of its 140 MW Nxuba Wind Farm in the Amatole district of South Africa is underway.

The project, which is being constructed by Enel's renewable energy subsidiary Enel Green Power RSA, is expected to generate approximately 460 GWh per when it begins operation operation in September 2020. It will be supported by a 20-year PPA agreement with the South African energy utility Eskom, as part of the South African government's Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP).

The $226 million Nxuba facility will be Enel's third wind farm in the Eastern Cape province. (Source: Enel Green Power, Construction Review, 14 Feb., 2019) Contact: Enel Green Power, Antonio Cammisecra, Head of Enel Green Power, www.enelgreenpower.com; Eskom. www.eskom.co.za

More Low-Carbon Energy News Enel Group,  Wind,  Eskom,  


Enel's 450 MW Texas Wind Farm Construction Underway (Ind. Report)
Enel Green Power North America
Date: 2019-01-11
Enel Green Power North America reports construction is underway on its $600 million, 450-MW High Lonesome Wind Farm in Upton and Crockett Counties, West Texas. When fully operational by the year end, the project will be the company's largest wind farm. (Source: Enel Green Power North America, Kallanish Energy, 8 Jan., 2019) Contact: Enel Green Power North America, Connor Branch, Bus. Dev., (978) 681-1900, www.enelgreenpower.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind,  Enel Green Power North America,  


Enel Green Power Activates 620 MW of US Wind Farms (Ind. Report)
Enel Green Power North America
Date: 2019-01-04
Enel Green Power North America Inc (EGPNA) reports its 320-MW Rattlesnake Creek wind farm in Nebraska and the approximate 300-MW Diamond Vista wind farm in Kansas are now generating power.

The two facilities, which together cost about $830 million, have a combined capacity of about 2,600 GWh per year, have long-term PPAs -- the Rattlesnake Creek wind farm will sell its power to Facebook and Diamond Vista will supply power to software major Adobe Systems Inc. Diamond Vista also has three separate PPAs, the first two of which are for 100 MW each with global manufacturing company Kohler Co and City Utilities of Springfield. The third is for 84 MW with the Tri-County Electric Cooperative of Oklahoma.

Enel owns all of the "Class A" interests and manages and operates the wind farms. With these two wind farms, the total renewable capacity added by Enel Green Power around the world this year reaches 2.6 GW, of which over 830 MW in North America. (Source: Enel Green Power North America, Jan., 2019) Contact: Enel Green Power North America, Connor Branch, Bus. Dev., (978) 681-1900, www.enelgreenpower.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Enel Green Power North America,  Enel,  Wind,  


180 MW Moroccan Wind Farm Construction Underway (Int'l Report)
Enel Green Power
Date: 2018-11-12
Italy's Enel Green Power and the Moroccan energy company Nareva are reporting construction is underway on the 180-MW, Midelt Wind Farm in Midelt, central Morocco. The project is the first part of the 850-MW Integrated Wind Project (PEI) which includes four other wind farms.

The MAD 2.5 billion ($262 million +-) Midelt wind farm, which is expected to come online in 2 years, is being funded by equity imvestments from Morocco's National Electricity Office (ONEE), the Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy (MASEN), and a consortium of both EGP and the Moroccan energy company Nareva. (Source: Morocco National Electricity Office, Morocco World News, 10 Nov., 2018) Contact: Enel Green Power, www.enelgreenpower.cm; Nareva, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nareva

More Low-Carbon Energy News Enel Green Power,  Wind,  Morocco Wind,  


220-MW Mexican Solar Park Construction Underway (Int'l)
Enel Group
Date: 2018-11-09
The Enel Group, through it subsidiary Enel Green Power Mexico, reports construction is underway on the 220 MW, Magdalena II solar photovoltaic park in Tlaxcala State, Mexico. The Magdalena II facility, which is expected to come in at approximately $165 million, is slated to commence operations in the second half of 2019 and will produce around 600 GWh of energy per year, according to a Enel Green Power statement. (Source: Enel Green Power, CNBC, 8 Nov., 2018) Contact: Enel Green Power Mexico, Paolo Romanacci, CEO, +52 55 5083 0310, www.enelgreenpower.com/country-mexico

More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar,  Enel Group,  Enel Green Power,  


Vestas Supplying Turbines for FIve S. African Wind Farms (Int'l)
Enel Green Power
Date: 2018-10-29
Italian energy giant Enel Green Power reports it has ordered 70 units of Vestas V136-4.2MW wind turbines for installation at five new South African wind farms -- Nxuba, Oyster Bay, Garob, Karusa, and Soetwater, with a capacity of around 140 MW each. The total investment comes in at approximately R19.7 billion, with Enel contributing around R3.7 billion in equity in a project that will generate roughly 700 MW of electricity when completed. The wind turbines are expected to be up and running by the second half of 2020. (Source: Enel Green Power, Business Insider SA, 28 Oct., 2018) Contact: Enel Green Power, www.enelgreenpower.com; Vestas, +45 9730 0000, www.vestas.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Enel Green Power,  Vestas,  Wind,  Wind Turbine,  


Construction Underway on Three Enel Green Spanish Wind Farms (Int'l)
Enel Green Power
Date: 2018-10-10
Italian utility renewable energy specialist Enel Green Power reports construction is underway on three Spanish wind farm projects -- the 46.8MW Muniesa, 41.4MW Farlan, and 39.9MW San Pedro de Alacon sites -- all of which are expected to come online in 2019. The projects in Aragon's Teruel province are part of the overall 540MW awarded to Enel Green Power in the tender last May in which wind projects won 2,979MW of the available capacity.

Enel reports it has invested about €130 million in the three wind farms, but has not identified the turbines that will be used at the sites. (Source: Enel Green Power, Various Media, WP Monthly, 8 Oct., 2018) Contact: Enel Green Power, +39 06 83051, infoenelgreenpower@enel.com, www.enelgreenpower.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Enel Green Power,  


Enel Green Power Investing $160Mn in Mexican Solar Plant (Int'l)
Enel Green Power
Date: 2018-10-10
Italian renewable energy specialist Enel Green Power SpA reports that Magdalena 2, the largest solar power plant in the Americas is slated to start operations by mid-2019 in the Mexican state of Tlaxcala.

The $160 million plant will incorporate 550,000 solar panels and generate 231.8 MW. (Source: Enel Green Power, Mexico News Daily, El Financiero , 8 Oct., 2018)Contact: Enel Green Power, www.enelgreenpower.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Enel Green Power,  Solar,  


Zambian RfP Seeks 100 MW of Solar Energy (Int'l Report)
Zambia ,African Development Bank
Date: 2018-09-05
Via the tender, selected developers will be awarded 25-year PPAs for the sale of power to local utility, ZESCO. In Lusaka, the Zambian Ministry of Energy and the GET FiT Zambia Secretariat have issued a Request for Proposal (RfS) for the deployment of 100 MW of solar PV capacity The RfP follows the Request for Qualification phase, which was concluded in June and saw the shortlisting of 10 developers including Enel Green Power, Engie, EDF, and others. Selected developers will be granted a 25-year PPA by the local utility ZESCO.

The tender is being held under the framework of the Zambian REFiT Strategy, an initiative developed with the support of German development bank, KFW. The REFiT program aims to initially tender up to 100 MW of PV and envisages the deployment of 200 MW small- and medium-scale renewable energy projects, up to a maximum size of 20 MW. Eligible renewables include solar PV, hydro, geothermal, biomass, waste energy and wind power. The Department of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency at the African Development Bank has issued an expression of interest to arrange debt financing for the five 20 MW IPP solar projects. The Zambian government is aiming to deploy 500 MW of solar PV over the next few years. (Source: Zambia Ministry of Energy, PV Mag, September 3, 2018) Contact: Zambia Ministry of Energy, www.mewd,gov.zm; African Development Bank, Amadou Hott, VP Power, Energy, Climate and Green Growth, +225 2026 3900, www.afdb.org/en

More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar,  African Development Bank,  


SDG&E 83.5 MW Calif. Energy Storage Projects Approved (Ind. Report)
San Diego Gas & Electric
Date: 2018-06-08
Following up on our March 7th coverage, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) reports the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has approved the utility's addition of 83.5 MW of energy storage facilities. The utility will now contract the for the installation of lithium-ion battery storage facilities in San Diego and south Orange counties.

A 30-MW/120-MWh storage system will be constructed in San Diego by Renewable Energy Systems (RES) America, while Advanced Microgrid Solutions will construct a 4-MW/16-MWh lithium-ion battery in San Juan Capistrano. Both facilities are expected to be online by December 2019.

The CPUC approval includes a 40-MW/160-MW energy storage project in Fallbrook, proposed by Fluence, and a 6.5-MW/26-MWh facility in Escondido, to be installed by Powin Energy. For the fifth storage project, Enel Green Power will complete a 3-MW/12-MWh facility in Poway by December 2021. (Source: San Diego Gas & Electric , Renewables, 7 June, 2018) Contact: San Diego Gas & Electric, www.sdge.com; California PUC, www.cpuc.ca.gov

More Low-Carbon Energy News San Diego Gas & Electric ,  California PUC,  Energy STorage,  


Enel Seeking Ruble Financing for Russian Wind Projects (Int'l)
Enel
Date: 2018-05-30
In St. Petersburg, the Russian news agency Tass is reporting Italian energy developer Enel is seeking financing from several Russian banks for the construction of wind farms with an aggregate installed capacity of 291 MW to be constructed in the Murmansk and Rostov regions. Details of the financing requirements were not revealed but the projects are reportedly expected to come in at the €405 million range. (Source: TASS, May, 2018) Contact: Enel Green Power, https://corporate.enel.it

More Low-Carbon Energy News Enel,  Wind,  


Australia's Largest Solar Farm Online (Int'l Report)
Enel Green Power,Origin Energy
Date: 2018-05-16
In the Land Down Under, the 110 MW first stage of the 220MW (AC) Bungala solar project near Port Augusta in South Australia has reportedly begun power production.

The Bungala project could end up being a 300 MW project if all three stages are built by the project owner Italian energy giant Enel Green Power, along with the Dutch Infrastructure Fund. The project, which has a power purchase agreement with Origin Energy, will generate approximately 570 GWh per year, sufficient energy for approximately 82,000 Australian households, according to a company statement. (Source: Enel Green Power, Renew Economy, Others, 15 May, 2018) Contact: Enel Green Power, www.enelgreenpower.com; Origin Energy, Frank Calabria, CEO, +61 3 8635 3485, www.originenergy.com.au

More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar,  Enel Green Power,  Origin Energy,  


Enertrag, Enel Tout German Wind Energy Storage Project (Int'l)
Enel Green Power,Enertragis
Date: 2018-02-26
Italy's Enel Green Power (EGP) reports it is partnering with German wind developer Enertrag to construct a 22MW battery energy storage project at Cremzow, Brandenburg, Germany. The €17 million project, which will provide grid stabilization services through primary frequency regulation will incorporate Swiss manufactured lithium-ion batteries from Leclanche, the EPC contractor for the two-phase scheme.

The first 2MW section of the Cremzow plant is expected to be operational in April, with the remaining 20MW due online by year-end. The facility, which will be integrated with Enertrag wind farms and use surplus energy to charge the battery, will be owned by a special purpose vehicle in which Enel Green Power Germany has a 90 pct stake and Enertrag the remaining 10 pct. (Source: Enel Green Power, 22 Feb., 2018) Contact: Enel Green Power NA, Antonio Cammisecra, CEO, Connor Branch, Bus. Dev., (978) 681-1900, www.enelgreenpower.com; Enertrag, +49 39854 6459-0, www.entertag.com; Leclanche, www.leclanche.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Leclanche,  Battery Energy Storage,  Enertrag,  Enel Green Power,  Energy Storage,  


Siemens Gamesa Negotiating 700 MW Brazilian Wind Deals (Int'l)
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy
Date: 2018-01-08
In Sao Paulo, Brazil, it is being widely reported that Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA is negotiating to supply about 700 MW of wind turbines for Brazilian power projects to be developed by Voltalia SA, EDP Renovaveis SA, Enel Green Power SpA, and Neoenergia, SA, all of which won government-organized power auctions in December. Bloomberg New Energy Finance reports the orders totaling 1,450 MW could be valued at as much $620 million.

Brazil aims to increase its installed clean-energy capacity by 19 gigawatts by 2026. Siemens-Gamesa presently has 2.7 GW of turbines installed in Brazil and 83 gigawatts installed globally. (Source: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Bloomberg, Others, Jan 07 2018) Contact: SiemensGamesa Renewable Energy, www.siemensgamesa.com/en

More Low-Carbon Energy News Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy,  


Bidders Selected for Four Alberta Wind Projects (Ind. Report)
Alberta
Date: 2017-12-15
In Calgary, the Government of Alberta reports that due to the enthusiastic response to an auction to pick renewable energy projects it has raised it goal of 400 mw to 600 megawatts of new generation. Three companies will spend about $1 billion to build four wind power projects capable of generating enough power for 255,000 homes. The projects are to open in 2019.

The winning bids came from Edmonton-based Capital Power with a 201-MW project, Madrid-based EDP Renewables with a 248-MW project and Enel Green Power Canada, a division of a Rome-based global power company, with projects of 115 MW and 31 MW. The province will subsidize the plants if the power price falls below the bid price --if the price is higher, the difference will be paid to the province. (Source: CTV News, Canada Press, 13 Dec., 2017) Contact: Capital Power, www.capitalpower.com; Enel Green Power NA, Connor Branch, Bus. Dev., (978) 681-1900, www.enelgreenpower.com; EDF Renewables, www.edf-er.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind,  Alberta Wind,  Enel Green Power,  EDF Renewables,  


Enel Scores Golden State Energy Storage Projects (Ind. Report)
Enel Green Power North America
Date: 2017-12-11
Enel Green Power North America reports it has inked three capacity storage agreements (CSA) with US utility Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) for a total capacity of 85MW/340MWh. Under the terms of the agreement Enel will develop the 50MW Kingston, 25MW Cascade, and 10MW Sierra stand-alone lithium-ion energy storage projects in California.

The facilities will be connected directly to the power grid and will charge the lithium-ion batteries during an abundance of renewable power generation. Energy stored in the batteries will be delivered back to the PG&E grid during times of peak electricity demand, increasing grid reliability while reducing congestion. The energy storage projects are expected to be operational by 2023, subject to regulatory approvals. (Source: Enel Green Power North America, Power Tech., 6 Dec. 2017) Contact: Enel Green Power NA, Connor Branch, Bus. Dev., (978) 681-1900, www.enelgreenpower.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Enel Green Power North,  Energy Storage America,  


Enel Inks $330Mn Wind Farm Tax Equity Deal (Ind. Report)
Enel Green Power North America
Date: 2017-10-09
Enel Green Power North America, acting through Thunder Ranch Wind Farm Holdings, reports the signing of a $330m tax equity agreement with Goldman Sachs' Alternative Energy Investing Group and GE Energy Financial Services for its 298MW Thunder Ranch wind farm in Oklahoma. The wind farm is expected to begin operations before the year end.

Thunder Ranch wind farm requires $435m investment and after the tax equity agreement, the two passive investors will receive 100 pct of Class B and Class C equity share in the project. (Source: Enel Green Power, CTBR, Others, 9 Oct., 2017) Contact: GE Energy Financial Services, Kevin Walsh, Managing Director Renewable Energy, http://geenergyfinancialservices.com; Enel Green Power NA, Connor Branch, Bus. Dev., (978) 681-1900, www.enelgreenpower.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News GE Energy Financial Services,  Enel Green Power North America,  Wind,  


Enel Green Power, Anheuser-Busch Ink Major Wind PPA (Ind. Report)
Enel Green Power
Date: 2017-09-18
Missouri-based beer maker Anheuser-Busch, brewer of Budweiser and Stella Artois, is reporting it has sealed a PPA for 152.5 MW of wind energy produced at Enel Green Power's 298 MW Thunder Ranch wind farm near Billings, Oklahoma. Anheuser-Busch will receive approximately 610 gigawatt-hours per year of renewable energy -- sufficient to produce 20 billion 12-ounce servings of beer each year. (Source: Anheuser-Busck, Various Media, 14 Sept., 2017) Contact: Enel Green Power NA, Antonio Cammisecra, CEO, Connor Branch, Bus. Dev., (978) 681-1900, www.enelgreenpower.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Enel Green Power,  Wind Energy,  


Wind Ind. Gifts $1Mn for Hurricane Harvey Recovery (Ind. Report)
AWEA,Pattern Energy
Date: 2017-09-15
Pattern Energy Group Inc. reports it is joining with other American wind energy companies as a keystone partner of Habitat Hammers Back, the Hurricane Harvey repair and rebuilding initiative led by Habitat for Humanity.

The companies -- Apex Clean Energy, Blattner Energy, Duke Energy, EDF Renewable Energy, EDP Renewables, Enel Green Power North America, E.ON, Goldwind Americas, Hannon Armstrong, Invenergy, Leeward Renewable Energy, MAP Royalty, Pattern Energy, TPI Composites and the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA – are donating $1 million in aggregate to support repairs and rebuilding efforts in areas impacted by the storms. (Source: Pattern Energy, NA Wind Power, Various Others, 11 Sept., 2017) Contact: Pattern Energy, Matt Dallas, (917) 363-1333, matt.dallas@patternnenergy.com, www.patternenergy.com; Habitat for Humanity, www.habitat.org; AWEA, Tom Kiernan, CEO, www.awea.org

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Enel's Peruvian Wind Farm Construction Underway (Int'l)
Enel Green Power Peru
Date: 2017-09-08
In Peru, Enel Green Power (Peru) is reporting construction is underway and the first turbines are being installed at its first wind farm in Peru, the 132-MW Wayra I Wind Farm in the district of Marcona, Ica region. The company expects to invest approximately $165 million in the 42-turbine wind farm which is expected to be fully operational in the first half of 2018. The project will generate sufficient power for as many as 480,000 Peruvian homes, and will help to avoid 288,000 tpy of CO2 emissions. (Source: Enel Green Power, CNBC, 5 Sept., 2017) Contact: Enel Green Power Peru, https://corporate.enel.it

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Mitsubishi, Allianz Buy Into Enel's Oklahoma Red Dirt Wind Project (Ind. Report, M&A)
Mitsubishi , Allianz, Enel North America
Date: 2017-08-23
Mitsubishi and Allianz are reporting they have invested approximately $340 million for all of the Class B tax equity interests in Enel North America's 300MW Red Dirt wind farm in Oklahoma. Enel North America is retaining all Class A tax interests and management control of the site.

When fully operational later this year, Red Dirt will consist of 100 Nordex AW125/3000 turbines. Financial close of the transaction is expected when the $420 million project comes online. The project's power will be sold under long-term PPAs with T-Mobile and the Grand River Dam Authority, according to Enel. (Source: Enel North America, Windpower Monthly, Others, 21 Aug., 2017)Contact: Enel Green Power, Connor Branch, Bus. Dev., (978) 681-1900, www.enelgreenpower.com

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Enel Group Completes $250Mn EnerNOC Acquisition (M&A)
EnerNOC,Enel Green Power North America
Date: 2017-08-09
Following up on our June 26th coverage, Andover, Massachusetts-headquartered Enel Green Power North America (EGPNA) reports it has closed on its acquisition of all of the outstanding shares of EnerNOC, Inc. for approximately $250 million.

EnerNOC offers energy intelligence software that enables businesses to boost facility efficiency, simplify utility bill management and ease reporting proceedures. Enel Green Power North America, Inc. manages a portfolio of over 100 renewable energy power plants totaling more than 3.3 GW with an additional 900 MW capacity currently under construction. (Source: EnerNOC, Inc., NASDAQ, Aug., 2017) Contact: Enel Green Power NA, Connor Branch, Bus. Dev., (978) 681-1900, www.enelgreenpower.com; EnerNoc, Tim Healy, CEO, (617) 224-9900, www.enernoc.com

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Enel's 90-MW Brazilian Wind Park Now Online (Int'l)
Enel Green Power
Date: 2017-07-26
Italian energy company Enel SpA's Brazilian arm Enel Green Power Brasil Participacoes (EGPB)is reporting that its $190 million (€163 million), 90-MW Cristalandia wind farm in Brazilian northeastern state of Bahia is now online. The wind farm is expected to generate approximately 350 GWh of electricity per year -- sufficient power for more than 170,000 local homes. The facilities output will be sold to a pool of Brazilian electricity distribution companies under 20-year PPAs. (Source: Enel Green Power, Renewables Now, Others, 24 July, 2017) Contact: Enel Green Power, www.enelgreenpower.com

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3SUN Seeking €14.1Mn for Solar Cell Tool Purchases (Ind. Report)
Enel Green Energy,3SUN,AMPERE
Date: 2017-07-10
Enel Green Power is reporting that its Si thin-film module manufacturing subsidiary, 3SUN is seeking €14.1 million in grant funding from Merloni Invitalia -- the Italian national agency for investment and enterprise development -- to support the acquisition of heterojunction (HJ) solar cell tools to expedite a switch in production to higher efficiency silicon technology.

Enel also reports 3SUN hosted the launch meeting of AMPERE (Automated Photovoltaic Cell and Module Industrial Production), which is funded by the Horizon 2020 European research and innovation programme aimed at increasing EU's European PV industries competitiveness. The AMPERE meeting included major European research centres and commercial companies and is coordinated by 3SUN. The AMPERE funding is primarily being used for the purchase and installation of the automated HJ manufacturing equipment at the 3SUN facility in Catania, Sicily. (Source: Enel Green Power, 3SUN, PV Tech, 3 July, 2017) Contact: Merloni Invitalia, www.invitalia.it; Enel Green Power, www.enelgreenpower.com

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Enel Acquiring Energy Management Services Provider for $250Mn (M&A)
Enel Green Power, EnerNOC
Date: 2017-06-26
Andover, Massachusetts-headquartered Enel Green Power North America (EGPNA) reports it will acquire Boston-based smart energy intelligence software and management services provider Enernoc for approximately $250 million, subject to regulatory approvals. The deal is expected to close in Q3 of this year.

The acquisition will allow EGPNA to expand its demand response services, in addition to providing EnerNOC's energy management technology and services to Enel's existing commercial and industrial customers. (Source: Enel Green Power NA, EBR, Others, 23 June, 2017) Contact: Enel Green Power NA, Connor Branch, Bus. Dev., (978) 681-1900, www.enelgreenpower.com; EnerNoc, Tim Healy, CEO, (617) 224-9900, www.enernoc.com

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Enel Green Inks $365Mn Financing for 300Mw Mo. Wind Farm (Funding)
Enel Green Power North America
Date: 2017-06-02
Enel Green Power North America, the North American subsidiary of Enel Green Power reports it has inked a a tax equity agreement worth approximately $365 million with Bank of America Merrill Lynch and J.P. Morgan, for development of the 300 MW Rock Creek wind farm which is under construction in Missouri.

The project, which is expected to be commissioned and operational by the year end, will generate approximately 1,250 GWh of tpy of CO2. The project has a PPA in place with Kansas City Power & Light (KCP&L) and KCP&L Greater Missouri Operations Company. (Source: Enel Green Energy, 30 May, 2017) Contact: Enel Green Power NA, Connor Branch, Bus. Dev., (978) 681-1900, www.enelgreenpower.com

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Enel Acquiring Tynemouth Energy Storage Project (Int'l, M&A)
Enel,Element Power
Date: 2017-05-22
Italian energy company Enel Green Power reports it is purchasing London-based Element Power's 12.5MWh battery energy storage project in Tynemouth, UK. The 25MW standalone project has been acquired for around £17 million, including construction costs. The project is slated for completion in February, 2018.

(Source: Enel, Element Power, SPP, 17 May, 2017) Contact: Enel Green Power, Francesco Venturini, CEO, www.enelgreenpower.com; Element Power, www.elpower.com

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Thunder Ranch Wind Farm Construction Underway (Ind. Report)
Enel Green Power North America
Date: 2017-05-17
Enel Green Power North America reports construction of its 298-MW Thunder Ranch wind farm in Garfield, Kay and Noble counties in Oklahoma is underway. The $435 million project is slated to come online by the end of the year.

With this project, Enel now operates 1.1 GW of wind in the Sooner State with an overall investment of nearly $2 billion. The now operates or is developing renewable energy facilities in 23 states and two Candadian provinces. (Source: Enel Green Power, Power Engineering, 15 May, 2017) Contact: Enel Green Power NA, Connor Branch, Bus. Dev., (978) 681-1900, www.enelgreenpower.com

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Enel's Lindahl Wind Farm in N.D. Now Online (Ind. Report)
Trade Wind Energy,Basin Electric Power Cooperative, Enel Green Power North America
Date: 2017-05-08
Following on our July 8th, 2016 coverage, the $220 million, 75-turbine Lindahl Wind Farm in Williams County, North Dakota, reports it is now fully operational and online. The project is expected to generate sufficient electric power for more than 50,000 typical United States households.

The 150 MW wind farm is located four miles north of Tioga, and is channeling electricity to Basin Electric Power Cooperative of Bismarck, which supplies power to Williams, Mountrail and Burke counties. The project, which was developed by Kansas-based Trade Wind Energy, is now owned by Andover, Massachusetts-based Enel Green Power North America. (Source: Enel Green Power, Williston Herald, 5 May, 2017) Contact: Basin Electric Power, Paul Sukut, CEO, (701) 223-0441, www.basinelectric.com; Enel Green Power NA, Connor Branch, Bus. Dev., (978) 681-1900, www.enelgreenpower.com

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11 MW Enel Wind Farm Connects to South African Grid (Int'l Report)
Enel Green Power RSA
Date: 2017-05-08
Enel subsidiary Enel Green Power RSA (EGP RSA) reports the commencement of commercial operation of its 111 MW Gibson Bay wind farm in Kouga Municipality, Eastern Cape province of South Africa.

The project, which will generate approximately 420 GWh per year, is supported by a 20-year PPA with South African utility Eskom as part of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme as promoted by the South African government. (Source: Enel Green Power RSA, NA Windpower, 4 May, 2017)Enel Green Power RSA, www.enelenergy.co.za

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SDG&E Inks Energy Storage Contracts (Ind. Report)
San Diego Gas & Electric
Date: 2017-04-28
In the Golden State, Sempra Energy subsidiary San Diego Gas & Electric Co. is reporting the signing of contracts for new lithium-ion battery storage facilities totaling 83.5 MW capacity and capable of store four hours of energy. The projects are expected to come on line between late 2019 and late 2021. Financial terms of the deals were not disclosed.

The contracted facilities include:

  • AES Energy Storage plans to build a 40-MW storage facility, augmenting 37.5 MW of storage in Escondido and El Cajon, California; aesenergystorage.com

  • Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc. plans to construct a 30-MW facility in San Diego's Miramar neighborhood; www.res-group.com

  • Three storage projects will be owned by third parties including Powin Energy, Enel Green Power North America, and Advanced Microgrid Solutions. The projects will be located in Escondido, Poway and San Juan Capistrano.

  • Advanced Microgrid Solutions is building the 4-MW facility in San Juan Capistrano to compensate for the shutdown of the region's nuclear plant at San Onofre. www.advmicrogrid.com

    The contracts are subject to California Public Utilities Commission approvals. (Source: San Diego Gas & Electric, San Diego Bus. Journal, 23 April, 2017) Contact: SDG&E, www.sdge.com

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  • Enel Green's Red Dirt Wind Farm Construction Underway (Ind. Report)
    Enel Green Power
    Date: 2017-04-24
    Enel Green Power North America reports it has begun construction of the $420 million, 300 MW Red Dirt wind farm in Oklahoma. The project has signed two long-term PPAs -- one with Grand River Dam Authority and the second with new corporate partner, T-Mobile.

    Upon completion and commissioning, the project will raise Rnel Green's cumulative capacity up to nearly 1,500 MW. (Source: Enel Green Energy North America, 21 April, 2017) Contact: Enel Green Energy North America, Rafael Gonzalez, CEO, (978) 681-1900, www.enelgreenpower.com

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    400 MW Cimarron Bend Kansas Wind Farm Online (Ind. Report)
    GE Energy Financial Services,Enel Green Power North America ,Cimmeron Bend
    Date: 2017-04-03
    Enel Green Power North America Inc. (EGPNA) is reporting that the second and final half of its 400 MW Cimarron Bend wind farm in in Clark County, Kansas, is now online. The facility's power generation is being sold under two bundled, long-term ppa: one with Google and one with the Kansas City Board of Public Utilities (BPU).

    The $640 million Cimarron Bend wind farm, the largest wind farm in Enel's global portfolio, is owned by EGPNA Renewable Energy Partners LLC, an equally owned joint venture between EGPNA and GE Energy Financial Services.

    According to EGPNA, Cimarron Bend can generate sufficient energy for over 149,000 U.S. households and around 1.3 million mtpy of CO2. In addition to Cimarron Hills, EGPNA owns four other wind farms totaling 1.1 GW in Kansas.(Source: Enel Green Power North America NA, Wind Power, Others, 31 Mar., 2017) Contact: Enel Green Power North America, Rafael Gonzalez, CEO, (978) 681-1900, www.enelgreenpower.com; GE Energy Financial Services, http://geenergyfinancialservices.com

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