Enel Green Power Brasil Participas (EGPB) has started construction of five new renewable energy projects in northeastern Brazil. These include four wind farms and a solar plant, with a cumulative capacity of 1.3 GW.
The company is building the Lagoa dos Ventos III wind farm (396 MW), S. Gonoalo III solar farm (256 MW), Morro do Chapéu Sul II wind project (353 MW), Cumaru wind project (206 MW) and Fontes dos Ventos II wind project (99 MW).
The Enel group is investing nearly 5.6 billion Brazilian reais, equivalent to approximately $ 1.1 billion, in the construction of these projects. The new parks will rely mainly on energy supply contracts negotiated with corporate customers and are expected to become operational by 2021 (the Lagoa dos Ventos III will become operational in 2022).
In Brazil, the Enel group, through its subsidiaries EGPB and Enel Brasil, has a total installed renewable capacity of more than 3.4 GW, of which 1,210 MW are wind power, 979 MW are solar power and 1,269 MW are hydroelectric power projects.