Enlight Renewable Energy is commissioning the first wind turbine at Genesis Wind as part of its efforts to revolutionize renewable energy in Israel.
Upon completion, Genesis Wind is set to have a total capacity of 207 MW, making it the country’s largest renewable energy project. The project is supposed to achieve full commercial operation by the end of September.
Energy to 70,000 households, saving 180,000 tons of CO2 emissions annually
Genesis Wind is located on the Golan Heights and is set to include 39 General Electric wind turbines capable of providing energy to 70,000 households and saving 180,000 tons of CO2 emissions annually.
Enlight started the renewable energy market by installing solar panels on several kibbutzim and moshavim throughout Israel.
It decided to expand to wind energy in 2011. Enlight secured land across seven major agricultural landowners to establish Genesis Wind and built a 27-km. long, 161kV transmission line to deliver power from Genesis Wind to population centers across the country.
The company also installed a radar-assisted shutdown on-demand solution to protect the local vulture population.“The successful commissioning of the first wind turbine at Genesis Wind marks a significant milestone in Israel’s renewable energy journey,” said Enlight CEO Gilad Yavetz.