Portugal's Pombal approves location for 48-MW wind park

Wind park. Author: Santi VillamarĂ­n. License: Creative Commons, Attribution-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic.

April 28 (Renewables Now) - Portugal's Pombal City Council approved the location of the 48-MW Calafate wind farm in the municipalities of Pombal and Ourem, the government announced on Monday.

Additional information about the 12-turbine project was not disclosed. This approval is a necessary step for the wind farm to obtain an energy production license from the Portuguese Directorate-General of Energy and Geology (DGEG).

This is the sixth private renewable energy project approved by the local council. In March, the city gave the green light to a 28-MW wind park that represents an investment of EUR 165 million (USD 178.7m). The other four projects are all photovoltaic (PV) parks -- two of roughly 20.4 MW each, one of 21.2 MWp and one of 23.5 MWp.

According to the government, these projects support the goals outlined in the 2030 National Energy and Climate Plan and Pombal's Action Plan for Energy and Climate Sustainability.

(EUR 1 = USD 1.082)

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