Enel Green Power starts construction of 475 MW photovoltaic plant in Brazil

Hybrid PV-Wind plant »Fontes Solar« in Brazil, built by Enel.

The Enel Group’s Brazilian renewable energy subsidiary Enel Green Power Brasil Participações Ltda. (EGPB) has started construction of the 475 MW »São Gonçalo« solar park in São Gonçalo do Gurguéia, in Brazil’s northeastern state of Piauí. The facility is expected to start operations in 2020. The Enel Group will be investing around 1.4 billion Brazilian reais ($390 million).
Once fully up and running, the plant will be able to generate over 1,200 GWh per year. Out of São Gonçalo’s 475 MW of installed capacity, 388 MW were awarded to the Enel Group in Brazil’s A-4 public tender in December 2017 and are supported by 20-year power supply contracts with a pool of distribution companies operating in the country’s regulated market. The remaining 87 MW are expected to generate energy for the free market.
According to the company, in Brazil the Enel Group, through its subsidiaries EGPB and Enel Brasil, has a total installed renewable capacity of more than 2.9 GW, of which 842 MW from wind power, 820 MW from solar PV and 1,269 MW from hydro.

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