Italian multinational renewable energy company Enel Green Power (EGP) has announced the opening of the Salitrillos’ windfarm in Mexico.
Located in the Northeastern state of Tamaulipas, Salitrillos wind farm has an installed capacity of 103MW. The windfarm features 30 wind turbines and will have the capacity to generate more than 430GWh of electricity annually and offset approximately 236,000 tonnes of carbon emissions yearly.
EGP Mexico head Paolo Romanacci said: “With the inauguration of Salitrillos, we once again demonstrate our ability to quickly deliver renewable plants in Mexico. We remain committed to the development of renewables in the country, helping Mexico fulfil its environmental targets.”
The Mexican Government awarded the wind farm to Enel Green Power in a second public long-term tender in September 2016. The project cost amounted to $150m.
Based on the ‘Build, Sell and Operate’ (BSO) model, EGP owns a 20% ownership stake in the project. The company has overseen the construction works of the wind farm, and will also manage its operations.
Romanacci added: “Through innovation and sustainability, we are harnessing the country’s wealth of renewable resources, securing zero-emission, affordable energy to power the Mexican economy.”
Additionally, the wind farm is supported by contracts with Mexico’s Federal Electricity Commission to sell both specified volumes of energy for a period of 15 years. The other one is a 20-year contract related to clean certificates.