The island of Fuerteventura will host a new wind farm, the second on the island.
The new "Puerto del Rosario" plant, commissioned by the Spanish energy and gas company Naturgy Energy Group SA, will include eight turbines and will be the largest of the Canary Islands. Its total cost is estimated at over 35 million euros.
The wind farm will be able to generate 105 GWh per year, enough energy to meet the annual energy demand of 42.000 households and offset approximately 52.600 tons of carbon dioxide emissions per year.
The “Puerto del Rosario” plant project won the first tender for wind energy in the Canary Islands, a program co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) to support the development of renewables in non-continental areas of Spain.
Fuerteventura's first wind farm is the 4,7 MW “Fuerteventura Renewable II”. During 2020 it generated almost 8,5 GWh of energy, which is equivalent to the consumption of 3.288 homes and thanks to which it was possible to avoid 6.500 tons of pollutant and greenhouse gas emissions.
The latter joins the eight wind farms in operation in Gran Canaria, for a total installed capacity of 45,4 MW. The nine plants produced 2020 GWh of energy in 143,71, equivalent to the annual consumption of approximately 57.484 homes.
Thanks to the energy produced by these nine wind farms in the last year it was possible to supplant the use of other sources of conventional electricity generation, helping to reduce polluting and greenhouse gas emissions by 113.645 tons.