AMNA--The application, filed by City Electric S.A. (a 100 pct subsidiary of RF Energy S.A.) for the construction of a 498.15 MW offshore wind farm northeast of the eastern Aegean island of Limnos, won the approval of the Greek Regulatory Authority for Energy (RAE), it was announced on Thursday.
Τhe 2-billion-euro offshore wind farm, comprising 81 wind turbines (6.15 MW each), will be the first of its kind in Greece and the third in size worldwide.
The project will be linked to the national energy grid and play an important role in meeting the Renewable Energy Sources (RES) national goals by 2020.
The offshore wind farm, soon to be under construction, will have the capacity to produce 1,692.3 GWh of "green" electric power annually and supply with electricity roughly 500,000 households, namely, a city the size of Thessaloniki. Its operation will contribute to cutting carbon dioxide emissions by roughly 1.7 tons annually.