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Enel starts construction of 140 MW Eastern Cape wind farm

By: Simone Liedtke     12th February 2019 Italy’s Enel, through its renewable subsidiary Enel Green Power RSA (EGP RSA), has started construction of its 140 MW Nxuba wind farm in the Amatole district, making it the group’s third wind project in the Eastern Cape province. The construction of Nxuba, which is expected to be completed by... 

Nordex to supply 80 wind turbines to two South African wind farm projects

By: Marleny Arnoldi     12th September 2018 Wind turbine manufacturer Nordex Group has been awarded contracts in South Africa to install 80 AW125/3150 turbines for the Garob and Copperton projects, in the Northern Cape. The turbines have a combined capacity of 252 MW.  

Enel Green Power South Africa wind power projects, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     7th September 2018 Enel has reached financial close on five new wind farms of about 700 MW in combined capacity. 

Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme – fourth window

By: Sheila Barradas     31st August 2018 Twenty-seven Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme project agreements were signed in April 2018.  

Ngonye solar plant, Zambia

By: Sheila Barradas     31st August 2018 Construction has started on the plant. 

Enel starts construction of its first power plant in Zambia

By: Anine Kilian     22nd August 2018 Enel Group’s global renewable energy division Enel Green Power (EGP) has started construction on the 34 MW Ngonye solar photovoltaic (PV) plant, which is the group’s first power plant in Zambia. The PV facility, which is located in Lusaka South Multi-Facility Economic Zone in the country’s south,... 

Enel Green Power reaches financial close on five new wind farms

By: Simone Liedtke     1st August 2018 Enel Global Renewable Energies’ Enel Green Power (EGP) division, in Southern Africa, has reached financial close on five new wind farms with about 700 MW in capacity. The five wind farms – Nxuba and Oyster Bay, in the Eastern Cape, and Garob, Karusa and Soetwater, in the Northern Cape – have a... 

IFC signs $34m financing agreement for Zambia solar project

By: Marleny Arnoldi     22nd June 2018 The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has signed a $34-million financing agreement with Enel, the Industrial Development Corporation of Zambia and the European Investment Bank for the construction of the 34 MW Ngonye solar plant, in Zambia.  

El Paso solar power plant, Colombia

By: Sheila Barradas     15th June 2018 Enel Green Power Colombia plans to build an 86.2 MW solar power plant in Cesar department. 

Interest in IFC’s solar procurement solution growing across Africa

By: Terence Creamer     6th June 2018 The International Finance Corporation (IFC) reports that its programme to support African governments and utilities in procuring solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity from independent power producers (IPPs) has made significant headway in four countries, with construction of the first project under... 

Zambia to complete 50 MW World Bank solar project in September

By: Reuters     8th May 2018 Zambia will complete its first large-scale 50 MW solar power generation plant in September this year as the nation battles a power deficit which threatens industrial output, a state-owned agency said on Tuesday. The electricity shortfall has forced Africa's second-largest copper producer to... 

3SUN 2.0 innovation project, Italy

By: Sheila Barradas     6th April 2018 Enel Green Power is building the first facility worldwide that will exclusively manufacture heterojunction bifacial photovoltaic panels.  

Enel starts conversion to new PV panel manufacturing technology at Italy factory

By: Simone Liedtke     19th March 2018 Multinational renewable-energy corporation Enel Green Power has started a technology conversion project at its 3SUN factory, in Catania, Italy, to enable the facility to become the exclusive manufacturer of heterojunction technology (HJT) bifacial photovoltaic (PV) panels. The HJT bifacial PV... 

Salitrillos Wind Farm, Mexico

By: Sheila Barradas     23rd February 2018 The project entails the construction of a 93 MW wind farm that will generate about 400 GWh/y.  

São Gonçalo solar plant, Brazil

By: Sheila Barradas     16th February 2018 Enel Green Power Brasil Participações plans to build solar photovolatic plant, which will be able to generate more than 850 GWh/y of renewable energy. 

Lagoa do Barro, Morro do Chapéu II and Delfina Wind Farms, Brazil

By: Sheila Barradas     9th February 2018 Enel Green Power Brasil Participações has been awarded the right to sign 20-year power supply contracts with three wind projects for 618 MW of new capacity. 

Pampa Wind Farm, Argentina

By: Sheila Barradas     26th January 2018 Enel Green Power Argentina has been awarded the contract to build the 100 MW Pampa wind farm. 

Zambia solar photovoltaic power plant, Zambia

By: Sheila Barradas     17th November 2017 Enel Green Power is building a 34 MWp solar photovoltaic power plant in Zambia's Lusaka South Multi-Facility Economic Zone. 

Metehara solar photovoltaic power plant, Ethiopia

By: Sheila Barradas     10th November 2017 Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation is building a 100 MW solar plant in the Oromia region. 

Enel celebrates its Tom Burke solar plant

By: Natasha Odendaal     21st September 2017 Some three years after expanding operations into South Africa, Italian renewable energy firm Enel Green Power (EGP) has established a significant presence locally, boasting more than 520 MW of wind and solar projects in operation, one of which was declared a National Key Point in June. The 66 MW... 

Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme – fourth window, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     1st September 2017 An update on the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme – fourth window. 

Competition aims to unearth African energy startups

By: Creamer Media Reporter      11th July 2017 A competition aimed at identifying innovative startups in the field of electricity access in Africa has been launched, following an agreement between energy multinational Enel and Swiss-based Seedstars World, which facilitates startup competitions in more that 75 countries. Dubbed the ‘Africa... 

Gibson Bay Wind Farm, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     30th June 2017 The wind farm started commercial operations. 

Ngonye (formerly Mosi-oa-Tunya) photovoltaic solar project, Zambia

By: Sheila Barradas     16th June 2017 The project involves the construction of a 34 MW solar photovoltaic project. 

Bungala solar photovoltaic project, Australia

By: Sheila Barradas     26th May 2017 The project comprises the construction of two solar plants with a capacity of 137.5 MW each. 

Villanueva solar photovoltaic plant project, Mexico

By: Sheila Barradas     19th May 2017 Villanueva is the largest photovoltaic facility under construction in the Americas. 

Commercial operations start at Enel’s Gibson Bay Wind Farm

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     4th May 2017 Enel, through its subsidiary Enel Green Power (EGP), has started commercial operations at its 111 MW Gibson Bay Wind Farm, in the Kouga municipality of the Eastern Cape. Enel South Africa country manager William Price noted that this was the second wind farm for the company in the province. The... 

Duncan Ayling

7th April 2017 This week we feature Duncan Ayling, GM of Wind Prospect, a wind and solar engineering and technical consultancy providing services for developers, investors, lenders and utilities throughout Africa   

Adams and Pulida solar photovoltaic power plants project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     3rd March 2017 The power plants were brought into operation in February 2017. 

Sierra Gorda Wind Farm project, Chile

By: Sheila Barradas     3rd March 2017 Enel has completed and connected the Sierra Gorda wind farm to the grid. 

Chamber looks to strengthen partnerships in local green economy

By: Nadine James     17th February 2017 The Italian–South African Chamber of Trade and Industries’ chief aim at the 2017 Africa Energy Indaba is to raise awareness among Italian corporations regarding investment opportunities in South Africa’s green economy. Chamber secretary-general Mariagrazia Biancospino says the chamber mediated a... 

Renewables division experiences record-breaking 2016

17th February 2017 Italian energy company Enel Green Power’s (EGP’s) global renewable energies division made 2016 a record-breaking year after building an all-time-high 2 018 MW of new capacity within a calendar year. This is a major achievement for EGP as it more than doubled what it achieved in 2015, when... 

Enel’s South African unit brings two new PV plants into operation

By: Natasha Odendaal     6th February 2017 Italian energy group Enel’s renewable-energy subsidiary Enel Green Power RSA has brought its 82.5 MW apiece Adams and Pulida solar photovoltaic (PV) plants into commercial operation. The Pulida PV plant, in the Northern Cape, and the Adams PV facility, in the Free State, which are supported by... 

Wind farm completed in Eastern Cape

16th December 2016 The Nojoli wind farm, in the Eastern Cape, has been completed and connected to the grid by multinational renewable-energy corporation Enel’s subsidiary Enel Green Power RSA (EGP RSA).  

Rubi solar photovoltaic power plant project, Peru

By: Sheila Barradas     15th December 2016 The project involves the construction of Peru’s largest photovoltaic facility. 

Paleisheuwel photovoltaic power plant project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     24th June 2016 The project will prevent the emission of more than 140 000 t/y of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. 

Garob Wind Farm project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     7th August 2015 The Garob Wind Farm, in the Northern Cape, will accommodate 46 wind turbines. 

Italian group awarded 20-yr Eskom supply deals under REIPPPP

By: Natalie Greve     10th June 2015 Italian multinational renewable-energy corporation Enel Green Power (EGP) has been awarded the right to sign 20-year energy supply contracts with South African utility Eskom for an additional 280 MW of wind power projects in the fourth round of government’s Renewable Energy Independent Power... 

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