Enel Green Power Brasil, a subsidiary of the Italian energy corporation Enel, has commenced construction on the 399 MW Lagoa dos Ventos V wind farm in Brazil. Lagoa dos Ventos V, the second addition to the Lagoa dos Ventos wind complex, has 70 wind turbines. In the municipality of Dom Inocêncio, which is located in the state of Piauí in northeastern Brazil, a $545 million investment is being made to construct a wind farm.
The overall installed capacity of the Lagoa dos Ventos wind complex will increase to more than 1.5 GW with the addition of the Lagoa dos Ventos V facility. With its 372 wind turbines, the complex will be able to produce more than 6.7 TWh of clean energy each year while eliminating more than 3.6 million tonnes of carbon emissions from the atmosphere. According to Enel, the Lagoa dos Ventos wind farm’s first expansion is currently partially operating and is anticipated to be completely operational by the end of 2022. In 2020, construction on the wind farm’s initial expansion started.
In May 2022, Enel Green Power España (EGPE), a subsidiary of Endesa, connected its 180 MW Tico Wind farm in Spain to the country’s energy grid. The Tico Wind project, which is in Villar de los Navarros, Zaragoza, entails a $193 million investment. It could generate 471 GWh of green electricity per year and displace 192,200 tonnes of carbon emissions a year.