A new energy for El Hierro

Gorona del viento

An island
100% renewable energy

Welcome to the website of the “Wind-Pumped Hydro Power Station of El HIerro”. An installation whose objective is to supply the Island of the Meridian with electricity from clean and renewable sources such as water and wind.

How it works?

Gorona del Viento El Hierro, S.A.´s Wind-Pumped Hydro Power Station is designed to supply the Meridian Island with electrical energy derived from clean, renewable energy sources such as water and wind.

The Wind Farm has capacity to fully meet El Hierro´s demand for electricity. The surplus wind energy which is not consumed by the Island´s population is used to pump water from a lower reservoir to a higher reservoir. This water is stored in the upper reservoir and used to produce electricity by means of a hidraulic jump at times when the wind power is inadequate.

Pumping section

This comprises two sets of 1,500 kW pumps and 6 sets of 500 kW pumps, with a total power of 6 MW.

Lower reservoir

Located close to the Llanos Blancos Power Station, it can store 150,000 m3 of water.

Turbine room

Consisting of four state-of-the-art Pelton turbines with speed regulators and flywheels which enable response time to be minimised. The total combined power of the set of turbines is 11.3 MW.

Forced conductors

Two pipelines approximately three kilometres long and 0.80 metres in diameter, which link two water reservoirs, they are designed to meet both technical and environmental criteria in order to minimise their visual impact.

Upper reservoir

This has a capacity of 380,000 m3, and is located in a natural crater known as La Caldera, lined with waterproofed polymer sheets. This reservoir, located at an altitude of 700 m, is linked to the lower reservoir by the means of forced pipelines.

Wind farm

This is made up of five Enercon E-70 wind turbines, of 2.3 MW each, providing a total power of 11.5 MW to the wind farm.

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Visits to the hydroelectric plant are TEMPORARILY suspended.

INFORMATION REQUESTS can be made through the website, by email to the address: info@goronadelviento.es, by phone at 922 55 24 38.

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Our daily activities
El presidente y los alcaldes News
August 28, 2020

Gorona del Viento to carry out an energy assessment of government agencies on El Hierro

The Chair of Gorona del Viento, Alpidio Armas, and its Chief Executive Officer, Santiago González, yesterday held a meeting with representatives from El Hierro’s town halls to introduce the new…
Education
August 17, 2020

Gorona del Viento strengthens its environmental awareness-raising work among the local population

Gorona del Viento is working in partnership with the Red Cross on the “Education for energy saving” project. The aim of this is to enhance the employability of people on…
News
July 21, 2020

Gorona del Viento today announced its preliminary market consultation

Gorona del Viento today announced its preliminary market consultation “to seek innovative solutions for energy generation and storage systems using photovoltaic energy and batteries for the El Hierro Wind-Pumped Hydro…
News
June 11, 2020

Gorona del Viento will drive sustainability in El Hierro

  The main goal of this project is to establish the island as a sustainability lab that benefits residents. El Hierro is an opportunity for governments to export the insular…
Reduction of Emissions
23123
Tons of greenhouse gases not emitted into the atmosphere, mainly CO2. Year 2019.
100% Renewable Hours
1905
Hours covered 100% by renewable energy annually thanks to the WPH in 2019.
Fuel Savings
7007
Tons of diesel not consumed annually thanks to the WPH in 2019.
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