Endesa to start work on its sixth wind farm in Malaga province

Turbines at one of Malaga's wind farms.
Turbines at one of Malaga's wind farms. / SUR
  • The turbines, able to produce 34.6 megawatts of power, will be installed on land in Almargen, Teba and Campillos

Malaga province's capacity to produce renewable energy continues to grow. The electricity provider Endesa, through its renewable division Green Power Spain, has this week received authorisation to build a new wind farm, generating 34.6 megawatts of power, the sixth of its kind in the province.

The project, affecting the municipalities of Almargen, Teba and Campillos, will involve an investment of 25 million euros and create 60 jobs. Once it is running, the farm will produce enough energy to power 30,000 homes for a year, according to research carried out by the company.

The works are estimated to start in the middle of this month and will take around seven months. The objective is that at least some of the jobs generated will be for local people. Endesa will carry out training in the area regarding the operation and maintenance of solar and wind farms.

The turbines will be installed using the "sustainable construction site" system of Enel green power, which incorporates the use of renewable energy, through solar panels, as well as tanks for collecting rainwater for later use.

The works will use low-energy lighting, as well as having specific protocol for the responsible management of waste and for informing citizens about the project.

Malaga is the second Andalusian province, after Cadiz, to produce the most electricity using wind turbines, according to data carried out by the Association of Renewable Energies of Andalucía (Claner).

The province produces 606 megawatts of power, (of the total of 3,301 in Andalucia), on 25 wind farms, mainly in the areas of Ardales, Teba, Almargen, Carratraca, Campillos, Sierra de Yeguas, Cañete la Real, Casarabonela, Álora and Casares.