Enel Green Power España has connected the 180 MW wind farm “Tico Wind” to the grid, marking the official launch of its largest wind farm in Spain. The facility located in the town of Villar de los Navarros, province of Zaragoza, involved an investment amounting to 181 million euros. The project, whose construction began in May 2021, included training courses on panel assembly and maintenance and operation of solar plants as part of a plan to create shared value in the local communities where it operates. In Spain, the company has trained more than 2,100 people in renewal works, enabling their entry into a booming labor market.The plant will generate about 471 GWh per year, which from a sustainability point of view have the potential to avoid the equivalent of up to almost 192,200 tons of CO2 each year. At the same time, the output produced by the plant has the potential to avoid the purchase of up to 88 million cubic meters of gas from foreign sources per year, replaced by domestically produced renewable energy.The renewable energy will be partially supplied to global medicines company, Novartis, with whom Enel Green Power España, signed a 10-year pan-European Virtual Power Purchase Agreement in 2020, covering a capacity of 78.5 MW of electricity following plant commissioning. The project will help avoid 96,000 tons of CO2 per year, helping address part of Novartis’ carbon footprint across its European operations.