The amount of power produced by the St. Nikola Wind Farm increased by 35% in August 2022. According to a review of the wind farm’s production data, the largest wind farm in Bulgaria produced 20,826 MWh of green energy last month compared to 15,438 MWh in July 2022.
Since the beginning of this year, St. Nikola Wind Farm has produced 246,619 MWh of green energy for Bulgaria.
The 156 MW Saint Nikola Wind Farm was constructed in 2009 by AES Geo Energy close to Kavarna. The Kavarna project is the biggest wind farm in the nation, with 52 Vestas wind turbines installed. Bulgaria’s capacity to produce renewable energy is significantly increased by Saint Nikola Wind Farm, which also assists Bulgaria in meeting the 20/20/20 European Union Program requirements.
Saint Nikola Wind Farm consists of a unique Early Warning System for Bird Protection, which allows stopping a single turbine from the entire wind farm, reducing the risk of bird collisions with the rotating components of the wind turbines.
Over 20% of the installed wind capacity in Bulgaria is made up of the 52 wind turbines of the St. Nikola Wind Farm, which has a total installed capacity of 156 MW. The wind farm helps Bulgaria’s programme stand against climate change’s challenges. It allows the country to stick to its commitments made to the EU for a portion of renewable energy sources in its overall energy mix.
The energy produced by St. Nikola Wind Farm in August is equivalent to the monthly average energy use of 68,000 families in Bulgaria. Therefore, the wind farm’s turbines covered the consumption of all households in the Dobrich region last month. In August, residents of the Dobrich region consumed electricity without generating any carbon dioxide. That represents a new step towards a greener future for Bulgaria.