Santiago de Compostela, September 22 (EFE).- Galicia has launched a 30-MW pilot plant for offshore wind energy ten kilometers from the outer port of A Coruña, the first of these properties in Galician waters and which will be “sustainable” fishing. With activity and environment conservation.
The president of the Xunta, Alfonso Rueda, explained at the Consejo de la Barre press conference board that it is a joint venture with the port of A Coruña and Red Eléctrica.
Rueda asked the government to approve the Offshore Wind Management Plan as soon as possible, which would define the location and characteristics of such facilities, to allow their implementation in communities rather than being experimental.
Exportable experience in offshore wind
The head of the Galician executive indicated that Galicia, especially Ferroterra, 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 75% of the energy already produced in Galicia comes from renewable sources, a goal that has been set for the whole of Europe for 2030 and emphasized that the goal is to achieve 100% in 2050.
Regulations and plans
The plant with which Galicia is launching itself to test offshore wind power has a planned investment of 12 million euros and its start-up will “buy time” and accumulate experience to be definitely approved for the use of the installation of these platforms. commercial use.
According to Rueda, the deadline for sending the plan to the European Commission for Spain expires at the end of the year, which is why it calls on the government to comply with this order as soon as possible, since “the deadline is not theirs” and it requires “many plans”.