Schneider Electric signs wind power contract in Italy
Schneider Electric will supply equipment for ten windfarms in southern Italy for IVPC, Italy’s largest wind power company. The sites will have a total installed capacity of around 290 MW.
The package includes:
- Ten HV/MV substations.
- 430 MV/LV prefabricated concrete substations.
- Technical support, maintenance and troubleshooting services.
In Italy, the development of wind power as a source of electricity is being driven by environmental concerns, organizational changes in the electric power industry and technological advances. The wind power industry is aiming for 2,000 MW of installed capacity in 2005. Schneider Electric has been actively seeking opportunities in this area since it booked its first wind-related orders in 1995.