ENGIE is acquiring a wind farm, majority owned by EnerCap Group, in Chirnogeni, Constanta County, an area known for its favourable wind conditions.
The Chirnogeni wind farm has a total installed capacity of 80 MW and an estimated annual net production of about 180 GWh, equivalent to the annual electricity consumption of 90,000 households.
ENGIE Romania already owns and operates 2 other wind farms in Braila and Galati counties, with a total installed capacity of 98 MW. With this acquisition, the company will almost double its existing green energy production capacity and will contribute, together with its solar energy assets, to accelerating the energy transition in Romania.
“The acquisition of the Chirnogeni wind farm marks an important step in ENGIE’s progress in renewable energy in Romania. At the same time, this investment strengthens the company’s presence in the green energy sector and makes a key contribution to achieving its stated goal of 1,000 MW of installed renewable energy capacity by 2030. With every initiative of this type, we support our commitment to a sustainable and efficient energy future,” said Cristian Buzan, Deputy General Manager ENGIE Romania.
Completion of the transaction is expected to take place in the first quarter of 2024, subject to certain approvals, including from competition authorities.
About ENGIE Romania
The ENGIE Romania group operates in the following business areas: natural gas distribution and supply, electricity generation from renewable sources and electricity supply, as well as green solutions and technical services for natural gas installations and boilers.
ENGIE Romania and its subsidiaries serve a portfolio of 2 million customers, operate a distribution network of about 22,600 km, have a green generation capacity of 121 MW and 4,200 employees.
The ENGIE Romania Group has made investments worth RON 6,100 million from 2005 to December 31, 2022.