Thanks to the Canary Islands Development Fund, the FDCAN, more than 90 projects to improve energy management presented by municipalities and universities and councils, will receive funding of 228 million euros.
The Government of the Canary Islands has reported that these projects aim to increase el use of renewable energy, improve energy efficiency and develop sustainable mobility, in order to implement a much more appropriate energy model in the Canary Islands.
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Mr. Fernando Clavijo, current president of the Canary Islands, has stated in a statement that in a territory such as the Canary Islands It is essential to promote projects that allow to promote energy saving and efficiency, reduce costs and advance in the development of a more sustainable and competitive model.
Clavijo considers that the Canary Islands have perfect natural conditions, which allow promoting the development of renewables, not only to move towards a change in the energy model, but also as an activity to diversify the economy of the islands, and thus increase their GDP.
The different projects prepared by the regional government to obtain financing from the FDCAN include a range of actions and measures aimed at alleviating the strong increase in electricity demand, reducing dependence on fossil fuels and CO2 emissions, as well as the increase in the weight of renewables in the energy mix.
In addition, several actions have been planned related to improving the energy efficiency and sustainable and smart mobility, through less polluting means of transport.
The Government indicates that in Fuerteventura will undertake the electrification of livestock farms through self-sufficient renewable energies, not connected to the network.
The public lighting will be powered by renewable energies in different areas of the island, in addition to promoting self-consumption in public buildings and restoration.
En Gran Canaria, the Cabildo foresees, among other actions, the installation of wind turbines and photovoltaic panels in several desalination plants and treatment plants, the construction of three wind farms or the implementation of photovoltaic plants in buildings as well as public lighting with LED technology and the installation of recharging points of electric vehicles.
Another initiative is that of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, This will carry out four actions to improve energy efficiency by investing in lighting and home automation, modernizing the surrounding infrastructure of buildings and roofs. In addition to the renovation and adaptation of electrical installations in six buildings.
The Cabildo de Tenerife proposes R + D + i actions on marine instruction processes in aquifers; energy accumulation and load management to reduce consumption at ITER; a high enthalpy geothermal air conditioning system for cooling the D-Alix Datacenter or studying the potential of the island's geothermal energy to generate electricity and for thermal uses.
The creation of a Technological and Renewable Energy Institute and a plan to reduce energy consumption in public buildings in the southwest of the island are also planned.
En La GomeraMeasures such as the provision of photovoltaic lighting in the island network of canopies for the transport of passengers by road will be implemented; the creation of an island network of recharging points for electric vehicles or the creation of a photovoltaic energy park associated with a cattle farm.
In Lanzarote will install new wind farms, with a power of 9,2 megawatts, located in Teguise, Arrecife and San Bartolomé, a photovoltaic plant in Maneje and a self-consumption wind farm in Punta de los Vientos. In addition, work will be done on increasing the energy efficiency of public lighting and promoting the use of waste as a source of renewable energy.
In Las Palmas, his Cabildo foresees the drafting of the project of the new energy model and the performance of wind, photovoltaic and solar thermal energy actions. In addition, measures are foreseen regarding the use of agricultural and forestry by-products, actions in the field of mini-hydraulic energy and geothermal energy projects, whether low or high enthalpy.
El Cabildo of El Hierro will carry out improvements in the road network and will encourage pedestrian and cyclist displacement through a Sustainable Mobility Plan. This consists of several actions, such as the improvement of the Bentama road, creation of roundabouts at intersections and paving the coastal road, new bike lanes, among others.
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