Italian renewable energy developer Enel Green Power has commenced construction on three new wind farms in Brazil, valued at around €330m.

The new wind farms, with a total installed capacity of around 193MW, include Curva dos Ventos, Fontes dos Ventos and Modelo in the states of Bahia, Pernambuco and Rio Grande do Norte.

When operational, these facilities are expected to generate around 770 million KWh annually, reducing about 350 tons of CO2 emissions.

The electricity generated at the wind farms will be sold to regulated and the free market, under a long-term power purchase agreement.

Currently, Brazil’s renewable energy generation is around 98,000MW, corresponding to around 85% of that country’s total installed capacity.