Salobreña and Marine Energy

SAL Sea EnergySalobreña has been chosen as a pilot municipality for carrying out research on introducing marine energy (offshore wind power) to our coast.

This project is part of the European project, Blue Deal, which also involves, Greece, Croacia, Cyprus, Albania and Malta.

Quoting from the Blue Deal website:

“BLUE DEAL is a European project co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund and the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance Fund, for the capitalization of Blue Energy (BE).”

The project aims to increase transnational activity of innovative clusters and networks of the BE sector, develop links and synergies between SME`s, public authorities, knowledge institutions and civil society and establish transnational and regional Blue Deal Alliances.

This project will create a favourable environment for BE investments and sustainable development in the Mediterranean economy.

With a budget of 2.8 million euros and 32 months of work ahead, BLUE DEAL integrates 13 partners from 7 countries and 9 different regions around the Mediterranean.”

The Asociación de Energías Renovables de Andalucía (CLANER) will carry out an opinion poll to find out how local people and tourists feel about the idea through some 200 interviews.

So, could we be seeing windturbines off the beaches of Salobreña in the near future? Would you be happy with that? Let us know.

(News: Salobrena, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)

  4 comments for “Salobreña and Marine Energy

  1. Ivo
    August 8, 2020 at 3:53 pm

    Don’t destroy this coast even more! Like Anna said. Place them before the already ugly plastic sea in Almeria

  2. John A.
    August 8, 2020 at 12:41 pm

    Unsightly off shore wind turbines are only part of thr requirement for such a development. Submarine cables, trenched through the seabed disturbing the marine environment will also be required to be installed. In addition a new substation will required to be built on land, as near as possible to the beach, then, worst of all an overhead transmission line will need to be built to evacuate the power from the turbines and feed it into the electricity grid. If Salobrena wants to retain its attraction to tourists, this development is the last thing it needs. As a previous comment referred- build it offshore from the Costa Plasticos further east!

  3. TJ
    August 6, 2020 at 2:17 pm

    Absolutely happy with that as a resident on the costa tropical. Im baffled as to why spain doesn’t have more offshore wind. I think tourist opinion shouldnt be taken over the need to drive down extortionate electricity prices in spain!

  4. Anne
    August 6, 2020 at 2:10 pm

    Someone really wants to destroy tourism in Salobreña!
    Why not carry out this offshore research off shore at El Ejido opposite a sea of plastic.

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