Bulgaria: Wind farm Saint Nikola produced more electricity in 2020

, SEE Energy News

The largest wind farm in the country, wind farm Saint Nikola produced a total of 345 GWh of electricity in 2019, which is 18.6 % more than in the previous year, said AES Bulgaria.

The plant’s electricity production in 2019 amounted to 291 GWh. In its 10 years of operation, the 156 MW wind park operated by AES Bulgaria, produced a total of 3.2 TWh of electricity and saved Bulgaria some 2.6 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions. 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.