Elecnor 150 MW project set to double country's capacity

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Spanish industrial group Elecnor will single-handedly double Latin America's installed wind capacity after receiving the go-ahead for its 150 MW Osorio development in Brazil's southernmost state of Rio Grande do Sul. Ground-shifting work has already begun and Elecnor schedules connection for December 2006. The EUR 206 million project will use 2 MW Enercon technology, produced by Wobben Windpower at its Brazilian facility in Porto Alegre. Power will be sold to Brazilian utility Eletrobrás through a 20 year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Enerfin, Elecnor's wind development and operational wing. The PPA has been agreed under the terms of Brazil's Proinfa renewables program. Earlier last month, Elecnor also received permits under Proinfa for its 8 MW Palmares do Sul project, also for Rio Grande do Sul.

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