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    Ecuador's 50-MW state-owned wind farm nears operations

    January 31, 2023 - SeeNews Renewables


      January 31 (Renewables Now) - Ecuadorian state-owned power company Elecaustro SA has mounted the last of the 14 turbine rotors at its 50-MW Minas de Huascachaca wind farm, completing 98% of the project, Ecuador’s ministry of energy and mining said.

      At present, 11 wind turbines are being trialled and are feeding electricity to the national grid, the ministry said in the project update on Friday.

      An investment of around USD 90 million (EUR 83.1m) was poured into the wind farm, touted as the largest one in Ecuador. Standing in the canton of Saraguro, Loja province, Huascachaca is equipped with 14 wind turbines of 3.571 MW each. Once all machines start spinning, they will generate about 130 GWh of electricity per year.

      The ministry expects the wind farm to be fully operational in the first quarter of 2023, it said.

      (USD 1.0 = EUR 0.923)


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