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RG Invests 70 Million in Hydroelectric Energy

During his visit to the Dr. Rui Rebelo Hydroelectric Exploitation system, Miguel Albuquerque told reporters that he considers this project “one of the main works of his mandate.”

“It is an innovative project that caused some concern, even in the European Commission, but was later accepted due to its technical capacity,” he said. “It is the creation of an infrastructure for the storage and production of electric energy that aims, through hydropower, to increase the capacity of electricity from renewables. With a storage capacity of one million cubic metres, approximately equating to 529 Olympic swimming pools, it translates into an investment of 70 million euros. In addition to contributing to the production of electricity, the lagoon has a water storage capacity that can be used for irrigation or public consumption.”

“One of Madeira’s strategic priorities is renewable energies and our future is water,” explained Miguel Albuquerque.

Samantha Gannon

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