A Spanish electricity firm has requested permission to place a wind farm off the shore of Arrecife.
The offshore wind farm proposed by Capital Energy would be composed of four windmills and produce 50 megawatts. Another wind farm of the same size and potential has already been requested by a Portuguese company in the same location.
The turbines would be located around three kilometres off the shore of Las Caletas, where the island’s power station is located. As well proximity to the power station, water depth and wind frequency are the reasons chosen for this location.
The company points out that, on the Canaries, the majority of power is still being provided by fossil fuels, and says that the price of fuel production on the islands is more than three times that on the mainland – a cost that must be shared by all Spaniards.
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