- Starting from May 1, 2021, Azovskaya WPP obtained the right to supply energy and capacity to the Russian wholesale electricity market
Moscow, April 29, 2021 – Today PJSC Enel Russia obtained the right to put into commercial operation its first wind farm in Russia, located in Azov, Rostov region, with installed capacity of 90 MW. The right to sell the energy and capacity to the Russian wholesale electricity market was granted once the relevant notification was issued by Trading System Administrator of Russian wholesale electricity market. That means that starting from May 1, 2021 Azovskaya WPP’s first “green” energy KWh will be supplied to the Russian wholesale electricity market. Moreover, in the near future it is expected to obtain the confirmation on compliance with the localization requirements, what will allow the company to receive 100% payment for capacity.
“Today we are witnessing a historical moment for Enel Russia. Azov wind farm, Enel Group’s first wind farm in Russia, allows us to contribute to our strategy to develop renewable energy in the country. Azovskaya WPP start of commercial operation is an important step for our company on the way of business transformation ensuring a lower carbon footprint.”
Construction works were carried out by Enel Green Power, the Group’s business line dedicated to the development and operation of renewables around the world. Initial investment in the Azov wind farm were estimated in the amount of approximately 132 million euros. The wind farm is included in the list of Rostov region priority large investment projects “Governor’s hundred”.
The wind farm will be able to generate around 320 GWh of clean energy each year, avoiding the annual emission of around 260,000 tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere. The project will consist of 26 turbines spread across 133 hectares.
Besides Azovskaya WPP, Enel Russia has been developing two more projects in the field of wind generation: Kolskaya WPP (201 MW) in the Murmansk region и Rodnikovksya WPP (71 MW) in the Stavropol region.
Overall amount of investment in three wind farms will amount to around 495 million euros, what underlines the strong commitment of Enel Russia to contribute into meeting the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) goals, including SDG 12– Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns and SDG 13 – Climate action.
PJSC Enel Russia is a subsidiary of Enel Group. PJSC Enel Russia operates the following three gas power plants: Konakovskaya GRES, Nevinnomysskaya GRES and Sredneuralskaya GRES. The company’s total gross installed electrical capacity is 5,628.7 MW (equivalent to 5,255.4 MW net installed capacity) and thermal capacity is 2,032 Gcal/h. Besides that, PJSC Enel Russia implements three projects in the field of wind generation: Azovskaya WPP (90 MW), Kolskaya WPP (201 MW) and Rodnikovskaya WPP (71 MW). PJSC Enel Russia’s authorized capital is 35,371,898,370 roubles, which is divided into ordinary shares with a par value of 1 rouble. The Enel SpA share in the company’s authorised capital is 56.43%, RDIF Investment Management-8 is 5.54%, and other minority shareholders’ share is 38.03%. PJSC Enel Russia shares are listed in Level 1 the Moscow Exchange quotation list. The company was established in Yekaterinburg on October 27, 2004 as OJSC OGK-5. On July 7, 2009 by the resolution of Annual General Shareholders’ Meeting the company was renamed OJSC Enel OGK-5 and on August 8, 2014 the Federal Tax Service registered the new version of the company’s charter with the name OJSC Enel Russia. On June 25, 2015 the company changed its legal type and was renamed PJSC Enel Russia. You can follow the company’s news in social media such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.