La Gomera will have five wind farms capable of meeting the current energy demand of the island and this milestone is already beginning to become a reality, since this Monday work began for the installation of the five wind turbines that are located in two locations in the municipality of San Sebastian de La Gomera.
La Gomera will be a decarbonized territory, turning the wind and the sun into green sources to generate 12 megawatts of wind power, which will mean a reduction in emissions of more than 23,000 tons of CO2. With this installation, to which 17 million euros are allocated, it will be possible to supply almost 11,000 homes on La Gomera with renewable energy.
The president of the Canary Islands, Ángel Víctor Torres, has celebrated that La Gomera could become the first place in the world to export sustainable, wind and photovoltaic energy, to which is added the cable that will connect the islands of La Gomera and Tenerife.
The execution of this project is part of the '100% Sustainable La Gomera' strategy, promoted by the Government of the Canary Islands and the Island Council, which allows the promotion of measures aimed at environmental and energy sustainability, through action programs with public investment -private to promote the incorporation of clean energy in the island territory.
Torres recalled that La Gomera will continue for the next four years with the Canary Islands Sustainable Energy Strategy, for which 466 million euros have been allocated. "Today is a happy day because we are defending the need to have a cleaner and more sustainable planet," said the head of the regional government.
The president of the Gomeran Cabildo, Casimiro Curbelo, described as a "milestone" the beginning of the works that bring the island closer to energy sovereignty and the objective of being a non-polluting space, and that also "opens the way to generate more energy from what we consume and address the challenges of the future from the conviction that sustainability is a path of no return».
La Gomera has promoted measures to promote electric vehicles, the promotion of energy self-consumption in homes and businesses, as well as energy self-sufficiency in public buildings.
The delegate of the Government of Spain in the Canary Islands, Anselmo Pestana, has indicated that once the works on the parks are completed, they will join the set of measures that the country is developing in this area, in line with the guidelines proposed by the European Union. For this reason, he emphasized addressing the future from "more sustainable urban environments, generators of employment and professional qualification", together with planning that brings together projects on energy distribution, storage and innovation.
For his part, the mayor of San Sebastian, Adasat Reyes, has marked this date as "key" for the municipality, which will host these infrastructures and which "opens a new period of energy generation by contributing to the fight against climate change and commit to cross-cutting sustainability».