REVE, 02 de septiembre de 2010
The wind power plant will have 20 1.5 MW wind turbines located 84 kilometers southwest of the city of Cuenca.
Ecuador will have a new wind farm “Minas de Huascachaca”. The wind energy plant will have 20 1.5 MW wind turbines located 84 kilometers southwest of the city of Cuenca.
Projections indicate that Ecuador will reach 200 MW of wind power in 2015. In October 2007, was opened so far is the only wind farm in the country, located in the Galapagos, San Cristobal Island, with an installed wind power of 2.4 MW and an estimated annual production of 3.2 GWh.
The wind energy project was funded by 80% by international firms, the G8 and the United Nations agenda couple Development Program (UNDP), and 20% by Elecgalapagos and the municipality of San Cristobal.
Today two wind farms are under development. In the province of Loja, in a place with an average wind speed of 12 m/s, is developing Villonaco Wind Power Project of 15 MW.
This wind farm will be operational this year. The wind farm Huascachaca Mines, shall consist of 20 1.5 MW wind turbines located 84 kilometers southwest of the city of Cuenca, in an area that extends through the provinces of Azuay and Loja.
The average wind speed is 5.9 m / s, while higher speeds are recorded between July and September. The project area is about 1,100 meters above sea level.