Europe’s biggest wind energy park inaugurated in PortugalNovember 27th, 2008 - 2:27 am ICT by IANS
Lisbon, Nov 27 (DPA) Portugal’s Economy Minister Manuel Pinho Wednesday inaugurated what was described as Europe’s biggest wind energy park in the northern region of Viana do Castelo.The Alto Minho I park began generating energy already a year ago, gradually increasing its production to the full potential Wednesday.
The 120 turbines divided between five sub-stations will produce 530 gigawatts annually or one percent of Portugal’s energy.
The park, which cost 400 million euros ($520 million), was expected to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 370,000 tonnes annually.
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