Fernando Clavijo, President of the Government of the Canary Islands this week visited the new Tagoro Risco Blanco Wind Farm in Arico, Tenerife and affirmed that the islands are taking all necessary steps to link their immediate futures to renewable energies.
This new wind farm was built by ECOSOS Canarias Company and produces 16.5 megawatts of wind power at an investment of 25.2 million euros, and has created 32 jobs.
This is the second wind farm to enter into operation in Tenerife since December 2015, and has the capacity to supply 14,500 households and represents a reduction of over 37,000 tons of CO2.
The president also explained that this was the second of nine wind farms planned in Tenerife, and others are now out to tender. Also, by the end of 2018, the use of renewable energies will increase from 10% to 20% to improve the use of clean energy in the Canary Islands. There are currently 8 wind farms operating in Tenerife with 1 in Buenavista, 3 in Granadilla and 4 in Arico, where 2 parks of Tagoro Risco Blanco and La Morra are newly built.
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