Fantanele-Cogealac Wind Park
The ČEZ Group is operating largest coastal wind farm with an installed capacity of 600 MW. On 1st June 2010, the first of 240 wind turbine projects was launched and on November 21, 2012 ČEZ connected the 240th wind turbine to the grid. The Fantanele-Cogealac Wind Farm in Romania surpassed its rival in Scotland, and has thus become the largest onshore wind farm in Europe.
Last year, with the wind farm in its portfolio, ČEZ held more than 40% of the market in green certificates in Romania.
The Fantanele-Cogealac Wind Farm is situated in an area of 12 by 6 kilometres in the Romanian province of Dobruja, only 17 kilometres from the shore of the Black Sea. The project consists of the installation of GE 2.5 XL wind turbines, each having a rated capacity of 2.5 MW. These units are 100 metres in height and have an average rotor diameter of 99 metres. The project has been planned with the utmost consideration being given to the environment. The wind conditions at the chosen location are excellent.
Once complete, the wind farm project will represent an almost 10% share of the Romanian renewable energy market (which includes large hydroelectric plants). Romania supports the production of electricity from renewable resources by issuing Green Certificates to the energy producers.
You can view all of the press releases published by the ČEZ Group in relation to the wind park in Dobruja by clicking on the links below:
- 27.8.2008 - CEZ is buying a 600 MW wind farm project in Romania
- 2. 6 . 2010 - First turbine of Fantanele wind farm was connected to the grid
- 6. 1. 2011 - CEZ Romania develops its business in renewables
- 11. 10. 2012 - ČEZ Operates the Largest Wind Farm in Europe
- 22. 11. 2012 - The Largest Wind Farm in Europe Goes Into Trial Operation
Take a look at videos from Fantanele and Cogealac
Installed capacity in wind power plants in EU countries (at the end of 2012)
|Country||Capacity in MW|
|Great Britain||8 445|