02 Jul 2024

Celestino García de la Noceda: “The Canary Islands is the main territory in Spain for the development of geothermal energy”.

Celestino García de la Noceda, honorary president of GEOPLAT, has recently participated in the conference on geothermal energy in the framework of the ‘New energy vectors’ conferences, organised by the Real Sociedad Económica de Amigos del País de Gran Canaria, with the collaboration of the Asociación para la Transición Energética and the support of Canaluz.

García de la Noceda spoke to the newspaper La Provincia – Diario de Las Palmas about the possibilities for the development of geothermal energy in the Canary Islands and the importance of the call for projects recently launched through the Instituto para la Diversificación y Ahorro de la Energía (IDAE). “Geothermal energy is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and that is one of the serious problems that most renewable energies have. We have an energy that can serve as a base, and it is easily regulated,” says the expert.

With regard to the economic viability of geothermal energy projects, García de la Noceda said that “they are totally profitable, in fact geothermal energy is one of the most profitable renewable energies, the investments are amortised in a very short time, and we can be talking about less than 10 years in most cases”.

The expert also said that in the Canary Islands, “once the drilling is done, we can have results in less than a year. I advocate that the Government of the Canary Islands should also make a commitment to geothermal energy, as it has done with other renewable energies, and support us and speed up these procedures, rigorously, of course”.

Full interview in La Provincia – Diario de Las Palmas.