The director of the Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands, José Joaquín Hernández Brito, has participated in the technical session ‘The floating offshore wind energy, the integration of the national supply chain’ held during the VI Spanish Wind Energy Congress, organized by the Spanish Wind Energy Association (AEE) with the aim of discussing the current situation of wind energy and addressing the most relevant technical issues that affect the sector.
The CEO of PLOCAN made reference to the main barriers that affect offshore wind energy for its introduction into the market, highlighting the lack of a regulatory framework and technical challenges as the main obstacles to overcome. In addition, Hernández Brito underlined the key role that test sites have in promoting the development of this type of energy and pointed out the importance of clear and concise regulations for the installation of power generation devices at sea, in test sites and in open water.
Previously, the Minister of Ecological Transition, Fight against Climate Change and Territorial Planning of the Government of the Canary Islands, José Antonio Valbuena, participated in a round table in which the administrative processing of the projects was discussed, including administrative simplification to comply with the decarbonisation objectives, territorial specificities in administrative processing and regulatory changes and their impact on administrative processing.
Leaders of the energy sector, politicians and relevant institutions have participated in the VI Spanish Wind Energy Congress. During the two days the main aspects and challenges related to wind energy in the present and in the future in our country have been analysed, through face-to-face and online round tables, technical sessions and workshops.