Enel Green Power has started construction of Ituverava solar power plant in the state of Bahia, in north-eastern Brazil. Once completed, Ituverava will have a total installed capacity of 254MW.
"With the construction of Ituverava Enel Green Power confirms its willingness to play a leading role in the solar sector" said Francesco Venturini, CEO of EGP. "Globally EGP has around 1,650MW of solar projects in execution or contracted, which demonstrate our growing commitment towards the further development of this technology in the coming years".
The new solar plant, which is owned by three special purpose vehicles held by Enel Green Power Brasil Participações Ltda., is expected to be completed and enter into service by the end of 2017. Ituverava will be able to generate more than 550GWh per year, enough to meet the annual energy consumption needs of more than 268,000 Brazilian households, while avoiding the emission of over 185,000 tonnes of CO2 each year.