Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Eilat to have Israel's largest wind farm

Wind Farm
Eilat Ashkelon Pipeline Company (EAPC) is initiating the construction of a wind farm for the generation of electricity in the Eilat Mountains. The wind farm will be the largest of its kind in Israel.

The 50-megawatt wind farm is expected to be built within 2-3 years at the anticipated cost of €50-60 million.

The Israel Civil Aviation Administration is examining the plan because of the proposed site's proximity to air lanes. If it approves the plan, EAPC will build a wind measurement station at the site and open negotiations with equipment vendors at the same time.

EAPC's entry into the wind farm market could face regulatory obstacles since it is a government company supervised by the Ministry of Finance. EAPC executives do not believe that the ministry will frustrate the project, in view of the importance of developing renewable energy projects.

Source: Globes [online]

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