Spain's Ecoener installs 12 MW of wind energy to power entire La Gomera island
Presentation of the La Gomera wind project. Image source: Ecoener (www.ecoener.es)
Spanish renewables developer Grupo Ecoener SAU (BME:ENER) announced that it has started building foundations for 12 MW of wind turbines in La Gomera, one of Spain’s Canary Islands, claiming that its project will be capable of powering the entire island.
The company is investing close to EUR 17 million (USD 18m) to install five Enercon E-82 E4 wind turbines in the island’s capital San Sebastian de la Gomera. The machines are scheduled to become operational in 2022, Ecoener said.
The wind farms, as Ecoener calls them, will have enough capacity to supply power to nearly 11,000 households, exceeding current demand on the island of some 22,700 people, per Spain’s statistics records as of early 2022.
According to the island’s governing authority, La Gomera would be able to export its renewable energy to the neighbouring Tenerife thanks to a submarine power link that is in the works.
At present, Ecoener has 81 MW of renewable energy capacity installed in the Canary Islands, and plans to add a further 47 MW in the coming months, including the project on La Gomera.
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