ENEL: Vamvakies, The 59th Project Of Renewable Energy In Greece

  • Enel Green Power Hellas has reached a total installed capacity of 482 MW, after the completion of the photovoltaic plant 
  • The photovoltaic project will generate 9,568MWh annually, preventing the emission of 6,500 tons of CO2 emission per year and contributing to the greater decarbonization of Western Macedonia
  • Based on the “Creating Shared Value” model, 48% of the workers were local. 

Enel Green Power Hellas , part of the Enel Group, has completed its new renewable project, in Greece, a photovoltaic plant of 6,5MW, located in “Agios Ioannis-Vamvakies”, to the city of Veroia, in Northern Greece. It is the first EGP facility in the country that includes 16,000 bifacial panels, while the investment was approximately 3.5 million euros. The conduct of the construction work has adhered to Enel’s Sustainable Construction Site model, involving a waste management system that was set in place, energy saving bulbs were used in all construction camp facilities and a 6,72kW stand-alone PV plant was installed to cover all energy needs of the construction site. 

“We continue supporting Greece to achieve decarbonization and energy transition by increasing our RES portfolio in the country. Vamvakies is an important project not only because it is located next to the heart of decarbonization, that is Western Macedonia, but also because it highlights the evolution of PV technology through the use of bifacial panels”, said Mr. Aristotelis Chantavas, Head of Europe Area at Enel Green Power. “In line with the “Creating Shared Value” (CSV) model adopted by our company, we took several actions to combine the business development with the local community needs. Some of them are the support of the Medical Center of Polymylos with useful medical equipment and the donation of laptops to the students of the local primary school to continue their online classes due to COVID-19”. 

In parallel with the construction of the PV project, a reforestation of an equivalent area has been implemented that included the replanting of 90.000 m2 with approximately 18.000 plants. Responsible for the plantation works was an accredited and certified forester.

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