Enel to develop 593MW of wind capacity in Mexico

27 November 2017 (Last Updated November 27th, 2017 13:42)

Enel Rinnovabile (ERinnovabile) has been awarded rights to sign multiple contracts in Mexico through a long-term public tender.

Enel Rinnovabile (ERinnovabile) has been awarded rights to sign multiple contracts in Mexico through a long-term public tender.

The contracts involve four wind projects, which have a total 593MW capacity.

Amistad II and Amistad III, and Amistad IV windfarms will be situated in Acuña, Coahuila.

The 244MW Dolores facility will be developed in the China municipality in the north-eastern State of Nuevo León.

“The projects will be built with a total investment of $700m.”

The projects will be built with a total investment of $700m and will help Enel to realise the investments outlined in its current strategic plan.

Enel Green Power head Antonio Cammisecra said: “Through this important win, we will significantly contribute to the country’s demand for electricity from renewable sources.

“This is just another step of our strategy in the country that we will implement through organic growth, as well as through the build, sell, and operate model that enables us to leverage on our global pipeline, accelerating our growth worldwide.”

Each of the new projects will be supported by power purchase agreements with Mexico’s Cámara de Compensación.

Expected to enter service by the first half of 2020, the facilities will be able to produce 2.09TWh/year of renewable energy once fully operational.

The resulting output is expected to help avoid around 960,000t of carbon dioxide annually.