Skip to main content

Delegations from West Africa and America will be visiting the Wind-Pumped Hydro Power Station on 12 and 15 November.

The President of El Hierro’s Island Council and of Gorona del Viento, Alpidio Armas, along with Gorona del Viento’s Chief Executive Officer, Santiago González, will attend the Sixth Water and Renewable Energies Forum (‘Africagua 2019’), to be held in Fuerteventura on 13 and 14 November.

Africagua Canarias is an important biennial conference focusing on the challenges posed by water and renewable energies. This sixth forum is being held under the banner of ‘Resilience in the face of climate change: water, renewable energy and territorial planning’, and its aim is to discuss water, clean energy, and Agenda 2030. The Forum will be attended by politicians and economists from Europe, Africa and America, with Morocco as a guest country.

Gorona del Viento will speak about the milestones achieved by the Wind-Pumped Hydro Power Station in a talk on 14 November. The body responsible for ensuring the supply of electricity from clean, renewable sources will form part of the ‘success stories’ panel. The panel will also include representatives from other initiatives in countries such as Mauritania, Morocco and Senegal, among others.

In addition, tomorrow (12 November) will see a visit by those participating in the event to El Hierro’s Wind-Pumped Hydro Power Station. The guest delegation from Morocco will be present, along with representatives from Mauritania, Senegal, Guinea Conakry, Cape Verde, Ghana, and Ecuador. They will be accompanied by representatives from Proexca, Fuerteventura Chamber of Trade and the Canary Islands Institute of Technology.

The Costa Rica delegation (represented by the President of the Costa Rican Legislative Assembly and the head of Tourism Management at the Costa Rican Institute of Tourism) will travel to the Meridian Island on Friday 15 November to visit the Gorona del Viento plant.