Juwi, unnamed partner to build 50MW Uruguay wind farm

Thursday, August 14, 2014

German renewable energy firm Juwi and an unnamed partner plan to build a 50MW wind farm in Uruguay.

The partner will own and operate the firm through a 20-year power-purchase agreement (PPA) with state power utility UTE, Juwi's South America project manager, Johannes Jacob, told BNamericas.

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Juwi originally secured the PPA before selling the project rights to the partner, which Jacob said is "a subsidiary of an Italian energy provider."

Jacob said he could not disclose the partner due to a confidentiality agreement.

The facility is expected to be operational in mid-2015, and will provide an estimated 200,000MWh/y to the country's interconnected system.

The wind farm will connect to the grid through an existing 150kV transmission line. The project also includes construction of a substation and an additional high voltage line.

Juwi offers non-conventional renewable energy project development and EPC services. The company specializes in wind and photovoltaic solar projects.