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Brazil

Savanna, the new solar power generation project by GPG in Brazil, under construction

Savanna is the latest solar power generation project by Global Power Generation in Brazil, confirming its commitment to this technology following the entry into commercial operation of the Sobral and Sertão projects last year. Acquisition of the project was completed on 6 April, following approval by the competent regulator in Brazil. Construction work began ten days later, and should conclude by the end of the year. Commercial operation by the Savanna plant is expected to begin at the end of the year.

Brazil

GPG’s first photovoltaic plant is brought into operation in Brazil

The first photovoltaic generation project developed by Global Power Generation (GPG) was brought into commercial operation in September in Brazil. It consists of two solar energy plants of 34.74 MWp each, located in the northern state of Piauí in Brazil. Approximately 85 million euros was invested into Sobral I and Sertao I, which were built in a record time of 8 months.

Australia

General Electric to supply wind turbines for Crookwell 2 Wind Farm

Global Power Generation Australia (GPG) has chosen GE to supply and install wind turbines in one of the largest renewable energy regions in Australia. Once it is finished in 2018, the Crookwell 2 Wind Farm will produce an energy supply equivalent to the electricity consumption of 41,600 homes in Canberra.

Combined cycle

Underwater cleaning at Tuxpan

In February, a cleaning process was undertaken on the submarine seawater intake conduits at the Tuxpan III and IV Combined Cycle Power Plant, which is located in the north of the State of Veracruz (Mexico) and entered commercial operation in 2003.

Wind

Start of construction on the first GPG wind farm in Australia

Construction of the Crookwell 2 Wind Farm will be undertaken thanks to a 20-year “Feed-in Tariff Entitlement”, which was awarded by the Government of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) in August 2016 to the company Crookwell Development Pty Ltd (CDPL) when it won the latest renewables auction promoted by this government body.