Wind energy in Cape Verde: wind farm inaugurated on Boa Vista Island

The Boa Vista wind farm, with an installed capacity of 2.5 megawatts, is due to be inaugurated Friday on Boa Vista Island in Cape Verde and will join existing wind power farms on the islands of Santiago, Sal, São Vicente and Santo Antão, the latter being the only private initiative, the Cape Verdean press reported.

The new wind farm, which accounts for half of the island’s power generation capacity, is part of a public-private partnership project funded by the African Development Bank and the European Investment Bank.

The company responsible for the wind turbines project, Cabeólica, which is the result of a partnership set up in 2009, has as its national partners the Cape Verdean government and water and electricity company Electra, and its international partners are InfraCo Limited, the Africa Finance Corporation and the Finnish Fund for Industrial Cooperation (FinnFund).