Enel Russia is carrying out an investment project in the Stavropol Territory under which a wind farm will be built with a capacity of over 71 MW (capacity of an average hydropower plant). The Rodnikovsky wind farm has attracted over EUR 90 mln in investment.
Another project is to upgrade a 50 MW unit of the Nevinnomysskaya Power Plant. It is planned that power generating and heating equipment will be modernized.
Governor Vladimir Vladimirov and Enel Russia CEO Carlo Palasciano Villamagna discussed the two projects as well as other areas of cooperation between the Stavropol Territory and the company.
“Alternative energy projects have quite good prospects even if their scale is still small nationwide,” said commodity market expert Dmitry Aleksandrov. “Small villages with no access to traditional energy sources could at least solve this issue by using wind or solar power.”
Enel Russia comprises assets of RAO UES of Russia. More than 50% of the company is currently owned by an Italian energy giant, Enel.