Bulgaria: Increased electricity production of St. Nikola wind farm, SEE Energy News
In the first nine months of 2020, Bulgarian largest wind farm Saint Nikola, owned and operated by AES Bulgaria, produced a total of 254,384 MWh of electricity, which is 23 % more compared to the same period last year.
The statement from the company said that this 156 MW wind farm marked the tenth year since the start of its commercial operations in March 2020. In the first ten years of its operation, the wind farm has produced over 3.2 million MWh of electricity and saved Bulgaria some 2.6 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions. Its half-year electricity production in 2020 was 28 % above last year’s. Saint Nikola wind park is located near the town of Kavarna on the Black Sea coast. It was built in 2009 and put into operation a year later. It has 52 wind turbines with power output of 3 MW each. The total investment in the project was 270 million euros, of which 198 million euros was provided by a bank consortium including the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the International Financial Corporation (IFC) and UniCredit Bank.