The Department of Ecological Transition, Fight against Climate Change and Territorial Planning of the Government of the Canary Islands will hold this Friday, 5 June, the conference 'The challenge of self-consumption in the Canary Islands', which aims to disseminate among the population a new energy model based on self-consumption. The initiative, which is financed by the European Interreg Europe Resor project, will be held online from 10:00 am.
The councillor responsible for the area, José Antonio Valbuena, highlights "the significant growth potential of self-consumption of renewable energies in the Canary Islands, both photovoltaic and wind" and explains that this meeting "aims to provide the population with all the information available in relation to the legal framework and public aid established for the implementation of renewable installations, with the aim of making self-consumption an important part of the energy mix of the Islands".
In this regard, he stressed the importance of "making the general public and large companies aware of the advantages of photovoltaic energy, as the technology is becoming cheaper and more attractive in terms of economic profitability".
The conference will also address the need for local corporations to update municipal ordinances on the surface area available for the installation of photovoltaic panels on roofs, in order to encourage their installation.
The initiative will be attended by the Director General of Energy, Rosana Melián Domínguez; the head of the Energy Service, Javier García Carballo; the coordinator of Energy Transition of the Cabildo de La Palma, Nuria Albert-Torres, and the CEO of the company PV Solar Tech, Sebastián Martínez Graciano.
The Resor project is part of the Interreg Europe Programme, which seeks to support energy efficiency and the use of renewable energies in European islands and remote regions, as well as in companies in the secondary and tertiary sector in partner regions, by improving current regional policies.
Anyone interested in participating can register, free of charge, via the link www.eventbrite.es/e/entradas-el-reto-del-autoconsumo-en-canarias-107101224646.