Leaving an Environmental Legacy
The Cabeolica wind farms generate wind-powered electricity for Cape Verde, accounting for over 20% of the country’s energy demands. The project has played a significant part in implementing Cape Verde’s national policy of reducing the country’s dependence on fossil fuels, with the wind farms being Cape Verde’s single highest contributor to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
Since inception, Cabeolica has invested in proactive environmental preservation, through a biodiversity conservation programme, which includes monitoring of bird and gecko species, visual data collection for avifauna, a bird nest protection initiative and an immensely popular biodiversity awareness program in schools. Cabeolica is also internationally recognized for its sound environmental practices and contributions to sustainability, winning the Cape Verde Green Project Award, the Best Renewable Project in Africa Award and the prestigious Ashden Award.
Total energy supplied to the electricity grid in Cape Verde
No of litres of fuel that Cape Verde avoided importing
Tons of CO2 avoided since full operation of wind farms
Company in Cape Verde to register within the scope of the UNFCCC Clean Development Mechanism
No of stable jobs created
Drop in outage times on the four islands, which led to increased firm production and the creation of 390 jobs across Cape Verde
Major wind power project developed in the African ECOWAS region
CO2 emissions avoided, equal to 12% of Cape Verde’s emissions in 2016 valued at € 0.2 MILLION