Enlight Energizes Project Björnberget, One of the Largest Wind Farms in Europe
The Swedish wind farm, with an installed capacity of 372 MW, constitutes Enlight’s largest operational project to date
TEL AVIV, Israel, Oct. 3, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Enlight Renewable Energy (TASE: ENLT) is pleased to report that the Björnberget wind farm has achieved all necessary regulatory requirements to start the gradual process of commercial operation. Project Björnberget is one of the largest wind farms in Europe and constitutes Enlight’s largest operational project to date.
The project comprises 60 advanced wind turbines from Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy with each turbine comprising 6.2 MW. The first turbine has commenced commercial operation and Enlight expects the entire wind farm to be commercialized during the first quarter of 2023. At this stage, Björnberget has already begun to sell electricity in the Scandinavian market.
The project company has entered a 10-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with a global leading company, under which 70% of the wind farm’s electricity will be purchased in years 1-5 and 50% of the wind farm’s electricity will be purchased in years 6-10. The remainder of the electricity generated will be sold in NORDPOOL, the largest and most liquid power market across Europe. The PPA will come into effect at full commercial operation.
About Enlight Renewable Energy
Founded in 2008, Enlight is a leading international renewable energy developer and independent power producer, operating across the three largest renewable segments: solar, wind, and energy storage. As a global company, Enlight operates across more than 10 countries and 3 continents: the U.S., Europe, and Israel. The Company possesses a portfolio of over 17 GW of generation capacity, and 17 GWh of energy storage, including 1.4 GW of operational projects and 2.3 GW either under construction, pre-construction, or with signed PPAs. Enlight is traded on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE: ENLT) and is held 98% by the public.
SOURCE Enlight Renewable Energy