Paris, France [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] EDF Energies Nouvelles announced that it has commissioned the final stage of the Ventominho wind farm in Portugal. With 240 megawatts (MW) in total capacity and a single point of connection to the grid, the onshore wind farm is now fully operational.
Located close to the Spanish border in north-western Portugal, the Ventominho project includes 120 wind turbines. The 2-MW wind turbines were supplied by German manufacturer Enercon. The large-scale plant also includes a set of five interconnected sub-farms across 30 kilometers, with a single point of connection to the electricity grid. EDF EN Portugal, a subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles, and Eolverde, an Endesa subsidiary, jointly own 85% of the project.
“We are delighted to count Europe’s largest wind farm among our achievements and it is emblematic of our expertise. It also reflects our commitment and our early moves to establish positions in the Portuguese market, thanks to our high-quality local team,” said David Corchia, CEO of EDF Energies Nouvelles.