AES wind farm kicks off in Bulgaria

October 6, 2009
Turbines on a wind farm. AES Geo Energy, a Bulgarian unit of US energy giant AES Corporation, launched on Tuesday the largest 156-megawatt wind farm in Bulgaria, the company said.

AES Geo Energy, a Bulgarian unit of US energy giant AES Corporation, launched on Tuesday the largest 156-megawatt wind farm in Bulgaria, the company said.

The 52-turbine wind farm near Kavarna on Bulgaria's northeast Black Sea coast was officially connected to the country's on Tuesday.

The 156-megawatt park, which cost 270 million euros (398 million dollars) to build, is the biggest in the country and one of the largest in the region.

Economy and Energy Minister Traicho Traikov hailed the project in a statement, saying it brought Bulgaria closer to meeting its target for renewable sources to make up 11 percent of its energy consumption in 2010, and 16 percent in 2020.

With the launching of the new park, Bulgaria now has a total power capacity of 330 megawatts, the ministry statement added.

Most of Bulgaria's currently comes from coal and nuclear power plants.

(c) 2009 AFP

Explore further: Japan to support wind power electricity

Related Stories

Australia To Build 232 Megawatt Wind Farm

August 25, 2006

The Planning Minister, Rob Hulls, today gave the green light to building Australia's most powerful wind farm at Mt Gellibrand, near Colac, with the capacity to power 133,450 homes a year.

Engineer aims to regulate varying wind power

October 19, 2007

As Texas' electric grid operator prepares to add power lines for carrying future wind-generated energy, an electrical engineer at The University of Texas at Austin is developing improved methods for determining the extent ...

Recommended for you

Apple issues update after cyber weapon captured

August 26, 2016

Apple iPhone owners on Friday were urged to install a quickly released security update after a sophisticated attack on an Emirati dissident exposed vulnerabilities targeted by cyber arms dealers.

Sponge creates steam using ambient sunlight

August 22, 2016

How do you boil water? Eschewing the traditional kettle and flame, MIT engineers have invented a bubble-wrapped, sponge-like device that soaks up natural sunlight and heats water to boiling temperatures, generating steam ...

Auto, aerospace industries warm to 3D printing

August 25, 2016

New 3D printing technology unveiled this week sharply increases the size of objects that can be produced, offering new possibilities to remake manufacturing in the auto, aerospace and other major industries.

0 comments

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.