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Enel Green Power starts construction on 100MW wind farm in Mexico

CTBR Staff Writer Published 15 July 2015

Enel Green Power (EGP) has started construction of the 100MW Vientos del Altiplano wind farm in Mexico.

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The company will invest about $220m in the facility, which will be constructed in the municipalities of Mazapil and Villa de Cos, in the state of Zacatecas.

The wind farm will feature 50 2MW turbines that will generate more than 280 GWh of energy per year, enough to power over 161,000 homes in Mexico. It long-term power purchase agreements.

The project, which is expected to start operations by the second half of 2016, will reduce over 157,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year.

EGP said the investment in the Vientos del Altiplano wind farm is in line with the growth targets set out in its existing business plan.

The company announced in May this year that it intends to increase its capacity by 7.1GW by 2019. It is planning to invest €4.7bn in Latin America projects with a special focus in Chile, Brazil and Mexico.

EGP already has 346MW of wind and 53MW of operational hydropower capacity in Mexico.

The company has around 740 operating plants in 15 countries. Its installed capacity of over 9.8GW comes from a mix of sources such as wind, solar, hydropower, geothermal and biomass.

Image: The 100MW Vientos del Altiplano wind farm in Mexico will feature 50 2MW turbines. Photo: courtesy of dan/FreeDigitalPhotos.net.