Naturgy, former Gas Natural Fenosa, yesterday inaugurated its first wind farm on the island of Majorera under the name Fuerteventura Renovables II, which is located at the junction of Lajares with Corralejo, in the municipality of La Oliva.
The president of the Cabildo de Fuerteventura,Marcial Morales, accompanied by Naturgy's Generation Development Director, Carlos González, and the company's Renewable Development Manager in the Canary Islands, Sergio Auffray, as well as the Industry and Energy insular advisor, José Juan Herrera, presided over the opening ceremony of the new majorero wind farm.
The investment made by Naturgy in the construction of the energy facility reaches five and a half million euros. It also involves the creation of about 40 jobs, between the phases of construction and operation, and maintenance.
The wind facility has two wind turbines with a total capacity of 4.7 megawatts (MW), and will produce around 14 Gigawatts per hour (GWh) per year, equivalent to the annual electricity consumption of 4,000 homes. This infrastructure allows the use of other sources of conventional electricity generation to be displaced, contributing to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by around 11,000 tons per year and 280,000 tons of CO2 emissions throughout its life.
"With the development of this project, Naturgy reinforces its commitment to the Canary Islands and demonstrates the strong commitment of the company to the increase in renewable generation, contemplated in our Strategic Plan 2018-2022," said Carlos González, director of Generation Development of Naturgy .
José Juan Herrera praised "the commitment of the Cabildo for the new energy model for the island, the road is in the renewables, the inauguration of this wind farm is an example of this objective". The company has built, within the framework of the Canarian wind farm, the Agüimes wind farm, consisting of eight wind farms, with a total installed power of 41 Megawatts (MW) and an investment of 63 million.