Enel Green Power (EGP), a subsidiary of Italy’s Enel, has won a number of wind power contracts in the Brazilian state of Bahia, with a combined capacity of 30 MW.

According to Francesco Starace, EPG’s CEO, this latest award is a significant step in the development of strategy of the company in fast-growing and competitive markets such as Brazil.

The project is expected to generate 140 GWh each year, which will help the country cope with an estimated annual rise in demand of 4 per cent until 2020, Spanish agency EFE said.

In addition to this latest award, EGP has 283 MW of wind projects, which were awarded in 2010 and 2011 in various public offerings. It also has 93 MW of operational hydro capacity in Brazil.

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