Global renewable energy company Low Carbon has announced that it will be constructing two onshore wind farms in Romania with a capacity of up to 600 megawatts (MW).
Sharing the same grid connection point, the projects are principally located in the communes of Adamclisi and Deleni, in Constanta county. Together they will form one of Europe’s largest onshore wind farms. The sites will benefit from the region’s exceptional natural wind resources, flat terrain and energy interconnection. It is anticipated that the wind farms will generate enough clean energy to power more than 332,000 homes and avoid approximately 220,000 tonnes of CO2e annually, making a significant contribution to the European Union’s environmental targets for 2030 and 2050 as the bloc seeks to expedite its transition to clean energy.
“The central role of renewable energy in mitigating climate change is undeniable and was a focal point of the recent COP27 summit in Sharm el-Sheikh,” commented Roy Bedlow, Chief Executive at Low Carbon. “With wind and solar power set to provide two-thirds of global power generation by 2050 in long-term Paris-compliant energy scenarios, our latest project is set to make an important contribution to the continent’s energy transition and its ambitious net-zero targets.”
This latest deal follows the recent announcement of the 450 MW Vis Viva wind farm, bringing the renewable energy company’s projects in Romania to a total of 1 gigawatt (GW) of clean energy capacity, enough to power more than 600,000 homes.
The projects have been launched in partnership with Rezolv Energy, an independent clean energy power producer focused on sustainable power in Central and South Eastern Europe. Recently launched by Actis – a leading global investor in sustainable infrastructure – Rezolv has acquired a 51 per cent stake in the project.
“Companies and governments around the world are increasingly favouring the adoption of clean, cost-effective and quick-to-build renewable energy,” added Jim Campion, Chief Executive at Rezolv. “With over 2 GW of renewables now in development, we are proud to play a crucial role in diversifying and increasing security of supply, while reducing central and eastern Europe’s dependence on non-renewable energy sources.”