Ecoener will build two wind farms on the Canary island of La Palma

07 | 06 | 2020

Ecoener will build two wind farms on the Canary island of La Palma

Ecoener will build two wind farms on the Canary island of La Palma, with a total of 16.45 MW.With these farms, the installed power of renewable energy on the island is doubled and its generated renewable energy is tripled

The wind farms named“El Jaral”and“Llano del Tanque will be located in the municipality of Fuencaliente will make it possible to cover the equivalent of the annual electricity consumption of 12,375 families. In addition, with these two new farms, 30% of the generation of the island of La Palma will be renewable

Reduction of the environmental footprint

The construction of these two wind farms in La Palma is a commitment to sustainability on the island. Reinforcing its capacity for self-sufficiency and thus reducing its dependency on thermal energy, thereby promoting indigenous and renewable energy.

What is more, oil consumption will also be reduced, which will result in a reduction in the emission of 15,000 tons of CO2 into the atmosphere. Their commissioning will also result in savings on the island’s energy Bill, due to the lower production cost of renewable energy.

Economic and social impetus

This is an opportunity for commitment to green economic reactivation in the present context on the island of La Palma, as it will be backed with an investment of 24 million euros.

The project not only encompasses sustainability from the environmental aspect, but also in the economic and social areas, as it will mean sustained and sustainable growth, promoting local richness, creating quality employment during construction and in the subsequent maintenance of the farms.  

All of this falls within the parameters of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN and the European Green Pact. The CEO of Ecoener, Luis de Valdivia, underscores that “with these new farms, the short-term goals of ecological transition of the island of La Palma will be fulfilled”.

Whit this new projects the ecologic transition objectives for the island La Palma are achieved in a short period of time."