Enel Green Power has connected the Colibasi 6.5MW PV plant to the grid in Giurgiu county, south eastern Romania, following on from the connection of the company’s first two PV power plants in the country in July.
The installation brings the Rome-based renewable energy company’s solar PV portfolio in Romania up to a capacity of around 26MW. The company also has around 498MW of wind generation capacity installed in the country. It has a total of around 8.7GW of renewable energy capacity installed worldwide.
The Colibasi plant will generate around 8GWh of electricity annually, enough to power around 7,000 Romanian households. It will eliminate around 4,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions each year.
Romania is one of several European countries including Bulgaria, Spain and the Czech Republic, where renewable energy has recently been threatened with cuts to subsidies. Recent developments have included a move by the Czech public utility company ČEZ, which owns several renewable energy facilities in Romania, to report Romania to the European Commission for a decision to postpone the issue of so-called Green Energy Certificates until 2018.