The wind power facility will produce 14GWh annually, which is equivalent to the electricity consumption of 4,000 homes. Naturgy has invested 5.5 million euros to build this wind farm, which has a capacity of 4.7 MW. The wind farm, located in the town of La Oliva, will generate around 40 jobs.
The president of the Fuerteventura Inter-Island Council, Marcial Morales, accompanied by Naturgy Power Generation Development director Carlos González and the company’s director of Renewable Development in the Canary Islands, Sergio Auffray, opened the Fuerteventura Renovable II Wind Farm, which Naturgy built on the island.
The wind farm will have two wind turbines, which together offer an installed power of 4.7 megawatts (MW). The facility will generate around 14 GWh per year, which is equivalent to the annual electricity consumption of 4,000 homes. This infrastructure will be able to replace more conventional power generation sources, therefore reducing emissions of pollutants and greenhouse gasses by 11,000 tonnes per year and cutting CO2 emissions by 280,000 tonnes over its entire life span.
Naturgy invested 5.5 million euros to build the Fuerteventura Renovable II Wind Farm. The wind farm has also created around 40 jobs during the construction, operation and maintenance stages.
“With this project, Naturgy is reinforcing its commitment to the Canary Islands and demonstrating the company’s strong commitment to increasing renewable power generation, as reflected in our 2018-2022 Strategic Plan”, underlined Carlos González, Power Generation Development director at Naturgy.
Presence in the Canary Islands
In addition to the Fuerteventura Renovable II Wind Farm, Naturgy has also built the Agüimes wind energy compound, as part of the Canary Islands Wind Capacity initiative. The Agüimes facility consists of eight wind farms, with an installed capacity of 41 MW, and involved an investment of 63 million euros.
Moreover, the company currently has an additional portfolio of wind and photovoltaic projects being processed in the Canary Islands to submit in the coming renewable energy tenders announced by the Central Government for the near future.
The renewables subsidiary of the multinational power company closed 2017 with an installed capacity in operation of 1,147 MW in Spain (979 MW from wind, 110 MW from mini-hydroelectric plants and 58 MW from cogeneration and photovoltaics).
The company plans to build a number of renewable energy projects in various autonomous regions over the coming months that will double its size by the end of 2019.