Vestas enters zero-subsidy project in Italy

With an order for a small extension project, the wind turbine manufacturer announces yet another market for zero-subsidy onshore wind.

Photo: Frank Boutrup Schmidt/Vestas

Vestas has received an order for 18 MW in a deal with Veronagest-owned project developer VRG Wind 060, entailing six V126-3.45 MW wind turbines that will be delivered in load-optimized versions – the company's coinage for machines customized to operate at a lower effect – in this case, 3 MW, Vestas writes in a press statement.

This small project, an extension of a nine-year-old farm equipped with 24 Senvion units, is special by virtue of its zero-subsidy model. A combination involving technical choices – the selection and price of hardware – as well as the utilization of operational data from the existing turbines has made it possible to advance the project as a merchant project aiming to sell to the spot market.

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