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Europe's largest onshore wind project is fully operating and producing enough clean energy to power more than one million Romanian homes a year.

 

The first wind turbine of the Fantanele-Coegalac wind park was launched in June of 2010.  The final wind turbine for the Fantanele-Cogealac wind park was connected to the regional grid in late November.

Before the completion of this project, Romania had just 14 MW of installed wind capacity. Now the Fantanele-Cogealac wind park has a full 600 MW and features 240 GE 2.5 MW wind turbines. The wind park is located in Dobrogea, Constanta County, Romania which is said to be one of the most promising wind power regions in the country. CEZ Romania, central Europe's largest utility, has invested 1.1 billion Euros into the wind project.

In the U.S. and Europe, 40 percent of new power generation installations over the last four years have been wind. Romania's generous green certificate system has attracted large foreign utilities, as well as local developers and private equity investors, to that country's wind industry, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

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