The news that Croatia’s state-owned power utility Hrvatska Elektroprivreda (HEP Group) is going ahead with its first wind farm was number-one on our English-language Top 3 Most Read list for July.
The Top 3 Most Read list for July is also available for our portal’s Serbian/local language version.
1 – Nordex Group to supply turbines for HEP’s first wind farm
Croatia’s state-owned power utility Hrvatska Elektroprivreda (HEP Group) has placed an order with German wind turbine manufacturer Nordex Group for the supply of 18 N131/3600 turbines for the Korlat wind farm, according to a press release from the German group.
Korlat is the first wind farm in HEP Group’s power plant portfolio. The Nordex Group is also responsible for service and maintenance of the turbines for a period of 20 years on the basis of a Premium Service Agreement.
2 – Greece hits 3 GW wind energy milestone
Greece’s cumulative wind energy capacity has exceeded 3 GW.
Terna Energy leads the way with 554.1 MW (18.3%) of the total installed wind energy capacity. The second-largest company by wind energy capacity in Greece is Ellaktor (292 MW or 9.7%), followed by Iberdrola Rokas (250.7 MW or 8.3%), Eren Groupe (242.7 MW or 8%), EDF EN Hellas (238.2 MW or 7.9%), and Enel Green Power (200.5 MW).
In terms of turbine supply, Vestas has the largest market share, of 1,499.3 MW or 49.6%, ahead of Enercon, with 701.9 MW, or 23.2%, SGRE, with 595.9 MW, or 19.7%, Nordex, with 150.1 MW, or 5%, GE Renewable Energy, with 38.4 MW, or 1.3%, and others, with a total of 37 MW, or 1.2%.
3 – Electrica interested in CEZ assets in Romania – CEO
Romania’s state-owned power distribution and supply company Electrica is interested in buying the assets owned by Czech energy company CEZ in Romania, once they are put up for sale, Electrica CEO Georgeta Corina Popescu has said in an interview with Agerpres, Romania Insider reported.
In addition to eyeing CEZ’s assets in Romania, Electrica is also considering entering the energy production segment, Popescu said.