Galicia launches offshore wind power

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Peter Kavinsky

Santiago de Compostela, 22 September (EFE) — Galicia is launching offshore wind power with a 30 megawatt pilot plant ten kilometers from the outer port of A Coruña, the first of these features in Galician waters and which will be “compatible” with fishing activities and conservation of the environment.

Xunta President Alfonso Rueda explained at a press conference after the Consello de la Board that this is a joint initiative with the Port of A Coruña and Red Eléctrica.

Rueda asked the government to approve an offshore wind management plan as soon as possible, which would define the locations and characteristics of this type of facility, in order to allow it to be implemented in the community without experimentation.

Exported experience in offshore wind energy

The Chief Executive of Galicia indicated that Galicia, in particular Ferrolterra, is a leader in industrial and technological development related to offshore wind for other countries, so the community can take advantage of this potential.

In his speech, Rueda recalled that in Galicia 75% of the energy produced already comes from renewable sources, which is the target set for Europe as a whole for 2030, and emphasized that the goal is to reach 100% by 2050.

Regulation and planning

The planned investment in the power plant, with which Galicia will start experimenting with offshore wind power, is 12 million euros, and its launch will serve to “buy time” and gain experience when the installation of these platforms is finally approved for its use. , Commercial use.

Rueda said the European Commission’s deadline for sending the plan to Spain ends at the end of the year, so she urged the government to fulfill the mandate as soon as possible, as “the deadline has not been reached.” them” and “a lot of planning” is needed

Peter Kavinsky

Peter Kavinsky is the Executive Editor at cablefreetv.org

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