- As the only electricity contractor in La Gomera, Ecoener will lead the effort to achieve the island’s goal of 100% sustainability.
- The company has been awarded €6.85 million, securing 31 MW of capacity and making Ecoener the largest awardee in the tender process.
Gran Canaria, 13 May 2021 – Ecoener continues to grow in the Canary Islands, having been awarded 31% of the total subsidies awarded in the second invitation to bid on wind power production facility investment projects located in the Canary Islands, a programme known as EOLCAN 2. The concessions awarded to Ecoener are valued at €6.85m, making it the largest awardee in the tender process.
Ecoener was also the winning recipient of projects on the island of La Gomera, securing all its concessions. As such, the company is in a position to be able to lead the effort of the regional Government to make the island 100% sustainable. This dovetails with Ecoener’s commitment to promoting renewable energy across the region. Its target is to reach a penetration rate of 50% renewables by 2025.
The six new projects – five of which are located in La Gomera, each with 2.35 MW of capacity, and one in Gran Canaria with 19.2 MW – will have a total installed capacity of 31MW, thereby solidifying the company’s position of leadership in the archipelago. Ecoener will have a total capacity of 117.6 MW in the region, between projects in the pipeline, under construction and operational facilities, making it the sector leader in the Canary Islands.
These new wind farms are currently under construction and are scheduled to be commissioned in 2022. When commission is complete, the plants will be able to supply 29,765 households with 100% renewable energy, saving the emission of 62,000 tonnes of CO2, thus significantly helping to reach the complete decarbonisation of the Canary Islands by 2040.