As revealed by the country’s first wind map, developed in 1993, they have potential capable of generating energy in ranges similar to what the hydraulic currently produces. The most efficient places are located on the south of the country, in the coastal zone and in the mountains.
The new map was compiled based on data collected from mobile phone antennas scattered throughout the territory without the recruitment of foreign companies.
Aware of the high cost of their current energy model – spending about U$S 2000 million per year in fuel supplies – they work both from the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mines and from the Department of Energy, to support the introduction of wind farms; a tender for 150 MW of wind power has just been launched, and already has partially approved the project to promote the use of solar thermal energy.
Ed. Deborah Wall