18:57 / 28.04.2021.

Author: Nikola Badovinac

PM inaugurates Korlat Wind Farm

(Photo: Dino Stanin/PIXSELL)

(Photo: Dino Stanin/PIXSELL)

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Prime Minister Andrej Plenković and Croatian power company HEP on Wednesday formally inaugurated the Korlat Wind Farm, which is the first wind power plant in HEP's generation portfolio.

The investment in this project exceeded 500 million kuna, the state-run electricity provider said after the inauguration was held at Korlat, near the southern town of Benkovac.

HEP will also build a 500 million kuna worth Korlat solar power plant at the same location, and the two plants will together make the first hybrid renewable energy park in Croatia, said the president of the management board at HEP, Frane Barbarić.

The prime minister, who attended the ceremony while on tour of Šibenik-Knin and Zadar Counties, said that Korlat was the first wind park in Croatia to generate electricity without using renewable power generation subsidies.

The park is expected to generate 170 GWH annually, which accounts for one percent of the annual energy consumption in Croatia, and is sufficient for supplying energy to more than 50,000 households, Plenković added.

The new park consists of 18 3.6 MW wind turbines, delivered and installed by the German Nordex company.

The prime minister says that 28.4 percent of Croatia's energy comes from renewable sources.

Source: HRT

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