Spanish wind energy company Iberdrola has completed the installation of wind turbines in the Chimiche Park in Granadilla de Abona (Tenerife).
Chimiche Park is said to be the company’s first wind farm in the Canary Islands and is also the first built by Iberdrola in Spain in the last six years.
Featuring seven 2.625MW Siemens Gamesa wind turbines, the wind farm will have the capacity to generate 18.375MW of power, assigned in the Specific Canary Islands Wind Power Quota Tax Scheme.
The new wind farm facility is expected to commence operations by the end of this year and will be generating clean energy sufficient to power nearly 15,000 households in the region. The facility is expected to eliminate 33,000 tonnes of carbon emissions.
Iberdrola is executing the project alongside local partner Energías Ecológicas de Tenerife. The project represents an investment of €30m for installation of the wind turbines, the electricity transmission line and the transformer substation.
Additionally, Iberdrola noted that the integration of the wind farm with the substation, which is 4km from the park, required a series of complex civil engineering tasks for installing the electrical infrastructure across a landscape that is characterised by the existence of many ravines.
Last month, Iberdrola chairman Ignacio Galán revealed that the company is planning to increase the renewable energy generation capacity in the US to 10,000MW by 2022.