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The Azazeta and Labraza wind farms obtain the environmental permit

They will be the first wind farms to generate 100% green energy in the Basque Country since 2006.

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The Labraza and Azazeta wind farms in Álava have obtained an environmental green light through their positive Environmental Impact Statement (DIA), as announced by their promoter, Aixeindar, on Wednesday.

The renewable installations, with a capacity of 40 megawatts each, will thus become the first wind installations that will generate 100% green energy to be put into operation in the Basque Country since 2006.

Aixeindar is a company incorporated in 2019 by the Basque Energy Agency (40%) and Iberdrola (60%), which is currently processing three wind farms in the Basque Country, the two mentioned and another mixed wind and photovoltaic farm in Laminoria, which is waiting for your environmental impact statement.

The three wind projects have resolved the connection of the evacuation line to existing substations, which will contribute to minimizing the environmental impact.

Located in Álava, in Labraza (municipality of Oion) and Azazeta (Arraia, Maeztu and Bernedo), they will add to the currently installed wind capacity in the Basque Country, which is 153 MW, distributed in five wind farms.

Once operational, the projects will generate clean energy for an equivalent population of more than 107,000 homes and will prevent the emission into the atmosphere of more than 50,000 tons of CO2/year.

Aixeindar has also ensured that it continues to work to incorporate proposals of a social nature for the municipalities and citizens close to the wind farm projects that it is promoting.

Among other options, it is assessing the creation of energy communities, which would enable a reduction in the price of energy, and microfinancing through the participation of citizens as partners in the project, in a formula of “wind cooperatives.”

First mixed wind and photovoltaic installation

Additionally, Aixeindar plans to build the first mixed wind and photovoltaic facility in the Basque Country, Laminoria, in the Real Valle de Lamiroria, which is awaiting its corresponding DIA. This project consists of a 40 MW wind farm and a 40 MW photovoltaic plant.

Source: Eitb


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