Published On: Sat, Jun 16th, 2018

Enel commissions 132MW Wayra I wind farm in Peru

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Wind industry news : Italian energy company Enel has commissioned the Wayra I wind farm in Peru, built with an investment of over $165 million and which has a power generation capacity of more than 132MW.

Wayra I Wind Farm in Peru

Operated by Enel Green Power Peru (EGPP), Enel’s local renewables subsidiary, the Wayra I wind project has been built in Marcona in the Ica Region, and it marks the Italian company’s first wind farm in Peru.

The Enel wind farm in Peru, which broke ground in September 2017, is made up of 42 wind turbines, each with a power generation capacity of 3MW. The Wayra I wind farm can generated about 600 GWh per year to meet the annual power consumption requirements of more than 480,000 Peruvian households.

Backed by a 20-year energy supply agreement with the Peruvian Ministry of Energy and Mines, the Enel wind farm delivers its power to the Peruvian transmission grid (SEIN) via the Poroma substation.

Wind power project

Wind power project. Image courtesy of kongsky at

Commenting on the commissioning of the Wayra I wind farm in Peru, Antonio Cammisecra – Head of Enel’s Global Renewable Energies Division Enel Green Power, said: “With the entry into service of Wayra I, which follows the commissioning of solar plant Rubì, Enel Green Power has now completed and connected to the grid around 94% of the capacity awarded in Peru’s fourth public renewables tender, delivering on schedule on the committed targets and becoming a sector leader in the country. This is just a first step for scaling up renewables in Peru.”

Apart from the Wayra I wind farm in Peru, the other Enel renewable power plants operated by its subsidiaries are the 180MW Rubí solar power plant in Moquegua operated by EGPP and seven hydro power projects with a total capacity of around 790MW, which are operated by Enel Generación Perú.

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