Alpiq Wind Italia S.r.l.

Sicily offers optimal conditions for the utilisation of wind energy. The Ramacca wind farm is located some 30 km west of the city of Catania. Alpiq was already involved in the construction of the wind farm in 2006 in order to gain know-how relating to the development of wind energy. On the hills of Ramacca, Raddusa and Castel di Iudica, 47 turbines utilise wind energy and together generate an output of 70.5 MW. This also enables Alpiq to cover a part of the demand for green certificates it requires in Italy from the operation of its own power plants.

Facts & figures

Plant type:

Wind power plant

Location:

Ramacca, Italy

Number of turbines:

47 x 1.50 MW ECO 80

Capacity:

69 MW

Shareholding:

100 %

Commissioning:

2008

Average annual production:

111 GWh

Guided tours:

No

Status:

In service