14 Apr 2023 12:37

Kola wind farm reaches full capacity in March - EL5-Energo

MOSCOW. April 14 (Interfax) - The Kola wind farm reached full installed capacity as of March 1, 2023, PJSC EL5-Energo, which is building the 201-MW farm under the renewable energy capacity supply agreement program, reported.

The wind farm began supplying electricity and capacity to the wholesale market on December 1, 2022. EL5-Energo secured permission to put the first 170-MW phase into commercial operation.

The second phase was scheduled to be launched in the first quarter of 2023. EL5-Energo's technology partner on the project was Siemens Gamesa, which left the Russian market in 2022.

EL5-Energo, formerly Enel Russia ), has three gas-fired power plants - Konakovskaya GRES, Nevinnomysskaya GRES and Sredneuralskaya GRES, as well as wind farms in Rostov and Murmansk regions. The company's principal shareholder is Lukoil with a stake of 56.43%.