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

The president of the Xunta, Alfonso Rueda, explained during the press conference after the Consello de la Plank that it is a joint initiative with the port of La Coruña and Red Eléctrica.

Rueda asked the government to approve as soon as possible the offshore wind management plan, which will determine the locations and characteristics of this type of installation, in order to authorize its implementation in the community without being experimental .

An exportable experience in offshore wind power

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

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

Regulation and planning

The planned investment in the plant with which Galicia is embarking on experimenting with offshore wind power is 12 million euros and its start-up will serve to “save time” and accumulate experience for when the installation of these platforms will be permanently approved for use Commercial use.

According to Rueda, the deadline given to the European Commission for Spain to send its plan ends at the end of the year, which is why she urged the government to comply with this mandate as soon as possible. deadlines, because “deadlines should not exhaust them” and it takes “a lot of planning”

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