Construction of the futuristic Arrecife Wind Farm begins

2020/07/18 11:06:31 Written by Canarian Weekly Lanzarote

The Insular Water Consortium of Lanzarote has started the construction works for the futuristic Arrecife Wind Farm, with the concreting of the first of the four wind turbines that make up this new infrastructure.

"We continue to make progress in our transition towards an energy model that only offers advantages with the supply of clean, renewable, efficient, inexhaustible, reliable energy, at a lower cost," said the president of the Lanzarote Council, María Dolores Corujo .

Corujo continued that the Arrecife Wind Farm represents an “unbeatable opportunity to continue reducing fossil fuel consumption and curb climate change, guaranteeing a cleaner economy and a greener and more sustainable future for the planet. We must anticipate the climate emergency, and face the threat with responsibility."

The Arrecife Wind Farm, being by the Elecnor company, will have 9.2 megawatts of total power through four windmills that will feed the energy produced into the general electrical network at the Callejones substation, in San Bartolomé.

With a hub height of 85 metres and a rotor diameter of 71 metres, reaching a maximum height of 120 metres with the blades, these four new mills will have the capacity to produce 28,600 megawatt hours per year, and generate an annual profit of 1.5 million euros.

The Arrecife Wind Farm is a project included in the line of aid for Low Carbon Economy projects, in electricity production facilities with wind and photovoltaic technologies, located in non-mainland territories, co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), and managed by the Institute for Energy Diversification and Saving (IDAE).