Spain-based utility company Iberdrola announced that the second phase of the PIER wind farm, located in the state of Puebla, will be operational in the first quarter of 2019.
According to Alfonso Campos, director of renewables at Iberdrola Mexico, the second phase involves the installation of 51 additional turbines to the 33 that already operate, with which the output capacity will increase from 66 to 220 MW. “A US$290 million investment has been made for this purpose,” said the executive at a press conference.
Campos added that 75% of the energy generated in this park was already acquired by Grupo Modelo, the Mexican subsidiary of AB Inbev, a global brewer that aims to operate its production facilities on 100% renewable energy by 2025.
“The power delivered to Grupo Modelo will be of 490 Giga Watts-hour (GWh), equivalent to the consumption of 275,440 homes,” said the official. This measure will allow the company to avoid the emission of 365,000 tons of carbon dioxide per year, equivalent to putting more than 90,000 gasoline vehicles out of circulation.