Enel connects 158 MW of PV in Brazil

Two projects in Brazil from Italian developer Enel have achieved grid connection. Both located in the town of Lapa, the Bom Jesus da Lapa (80 MW) and Lapa (78 MW) projects will supply energy to the country’s grid under a 20-year PPA.

“Lapa is an important milestone for Enel Brazil, since it is the first solar PV project to become operational this year, out of the four PV projects currently under construction by the group in the country,” stated Enel’s Country Manager for Brazil, Carlo Zorzoli. “We were able to complete and commission Lapa more than two months ahead of the deadline, confirming our commitment to contribute to Brazil’s growth in the renewable energy sector.”

Enel states that it invested around $175 million into the project’s construction, which began construction in April 2016. The project is one of several awarded to Enel Group in the “Leilão de Reserva” public tender, which was held in August 2015.

Enel’s Brazilian subsidiary currently has 264 MW of wind capacity already operational, as well as two PV projects – the 254 MW Ituverava and the 103 MW Horizonte solar, and two further wind projects, currently under construction.