March 15, 2004 [SolarAccess.com] This past February, Spanish renewable energy company Gamesa Energýa completed its first multi-MW wind farm in Italy with the start up of the 10 wind turbines, known as the “Florinas” Windfarm, in the northwest of the island of Sardinia. The powering up of the wind farm’s transformer substation took place at the end of January and the sale of the energy generated by the site will be made to the operator of the national grid (GRTN). The windfarm, whose construction began in May 2003, has an installed power output of 20 MW, with the G80 model of wind turbine providing 2 MW per turbine. This is the first application of the company’s G80 wind turbine outside of Spain. Gamesa’s business activities in Italy began five years ago, through its subsidiary Gamesa Energýa Italia, and it has undergone rapid development, extending its presence to all areas in the country with wind potential. The company has a portfolio of projects in development of more than 70 windfarms, with an allocated output for grid connection of more than 1,700 MW.