Ecuador's power company Corporacion Electrica del Ecuador (Celec), through its Termopichincha division, will carry out one-year wind measurements in four locations to evaluate possible wind power projects, the electricity ministry said Friday.
The places were selected from among 15 areas in the Cotopaxi, Chimborazo, Imbabura and Pichincha provinces in collaboration with the National Institute of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, INER. The research was part of an inter-institutional project aimed at identifying areas of high wind potential in the country.
Data from the wind measurement systems will be reviewed by Spanish Electrical Metrology Lab (LME-CIRCE).
After a recent meeting between Termopichincha and other power companies involved in wind studies, Ecuador's electricity ministry will create an inter-institutional committee to exchange data, experience, training opportunities and technical support.
The ministry said that state-run power utility Empresa Electrica Quito and the National Pre-Investment Institute, INP, will provide wind measurement masts to optimise the resources within the power sector and successfully conduct the studies.
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