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PM inaugurates Enel Green Power wind farm

Featured PM inaugurates Enel Green Power wind farm

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will visit Evia on Tuesday to attend the opening ceremony of Enel Green Power's wind farm.

The complex of seven wind farms in Kafireas, Evia - a 300,000,000 euro investment - is the largest ever built in Greece. It supplies the country's electricity system with a total power of 154.1 MW, via a submarine cable.

Enel Green Power already operates two wind farms in the municipality of Karystos, the 7.5 MW Iliolousti I and the 9 MW Iliolousti II. With Kafireas, the company has reached over 460 MW of installed capacity from wind power (about 354 MW), solar power (about 90 MW) and hydroelectric power (about 20 MW).

Kafireas, which is composed of 67 wind turbines spread across seven wind farms, will be capable of generating approximately 480 GWh per year, which is set to reduce CO2 emissions into the atmosphere by by nearly 494,000 tons annually. The facility will be supporte by a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with the Hellenic Electricity Market Operator (DAPEEP).

The construction of Kafireas was based on Enel Green Power’s "Sustainable Construction Site" model, which involved recycling 550,000 tons of excavation material to repair an inactive quarry, and collaborating with the local community to reuse 10 tons of building materials, such as wooden pallets, to restore shepherds’ stables in the area. As well, the construction site was energetically independent and produced zero emissions thanks to the installation of solar panels.