Siemens has received orders for three wind farms with a total capacity of 130 MW within a period of only 12 months. The company will equip these plants with its direct-drive D3 wind turbines by the end of 2016.
The SWT-3.0-113 and SWT-3.2-113 wind turbine models have proven to be the most efficient technology solution in the projects planned for the Basilicata region of southern Italy. The Italian regulatory authority Gestore Servizi Energetici (GSE) has prescribed an awarding procedure for wind farms with capacities greater than 5 MW since 2012. In this process, developers offer the greatest possible discounts from the defined base rate of EUR 127 for each MW/h of power that is generated. This procedure favors particularly economical wind turbines.
The 16-MW Cerreto project, with its 5 Siemens SWT-3.2-113 turbines near the community of Genzano di Lucania – likewise located in the Basilicata region – is scheduled to go online in the next weeks.