- 42 wind turbines are already lifted in the desert of Ica.
- It will provide around 480,000 Peruvian households with energy.
- It will avoid the emission into the atmosphere of almost 288 thousand tons of CO2 per year.
Twelve months after its construction began, Wayra I, Peru’s largest wind farm, provided the country with its first kWh (kilowatt-hour) of wind energy, which was delivered to Peru’s National Interconnected Electricity System (SEIN), thus becoming a milestone as Enel Group is a pioneer in the renewable energy age in the country.
Enel Peru reaffirms its commitment of providing energy for the development of all Peruvians. Through renewable energy sources, we can generate environmentally friendly power without exhausting natural resources.
The work, carried out by its Renewable Energies Division, Enel Green Power Peru, is located in the district of Marcona (Ica) and is a proof of Enel’s commitment to the Peruvian market of clean energy.
The project is supported by a 20-year energy supply contract, signed with Peru’s Ministry of Energy and Mines. Once it starts business operations, it will meet the yearly consumption needs of more than 480,000 Peruvian households, while avoiding the emission of nearly 288,000 tons of CO2 into the atmosphere per year.
The new wind power facility possesses 42 wind turbines of over 3 MW (megawatt) each, and it will be able to generate around 600 GWh (gigawatt-hour) per year.
Enel Group is investing approximately 165 million US dollars in the construction of the facility, which is part of the investments outlined in its current strategic plan.
In this way, Enel Peru becomes the only group in Peru producing power through four types of energy generation, three of them being renewable energy: hydropower, wind and solar.