Enel Green Power connects 102MW wind power plant to the national grid in Mexico

5 March 2015 (Last Updated March 5th, 2015 18:30)

Enel Green Power has connected 102MW Sureste I-Phase II wind farm in Mexico to the national grid after finishing its construction.

Enel Green Power has connected 102MW Sureste I-Phase II wind farm in Mexico to the national grid after finishing its construction.

The power generated at the facility will be supplied to the grid through the nearby Ixtepec Potencia substation.

A total of 34 3MW turbines feature at the facility. The farm involved an investment of $160m by the Italian power firm.

The facility, which is located in the state of Oaxaca, is expected to generate 390GWh of renewable energy annually.

"A total of 34 of 3MW turbines feature at the facility."

The firm had also taken a loan of $100m from BBVA Bancomer Group, a part of which was spent for the construction of the facility.

Enel Green Power was awarded the project through a public tender held by Mexican state utility Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE).

The project completion raises Enel Green Power’s installed capacity in Mexico to 399MW, out of which 346MW is contributed from wind energy sources, and 53MW is generated from hydro projects.

Last year, the firm had also completed connecting the 100MW Dominica I wind project in the Mexican state of San Luis Potosi to the national grid.

The Italian renewable energy company has an installed capacity of approximately 9.6GW, which is generated from wind, solar, hydroelectric, geothermal, and biomass projects. The company’s global portfolio includes nearly 740 power plants spread across 15 countries.