The governor of Nuevo Leon, Jaime Rodriguez Calderon, informed that an investment of US$33 million is to be made for the construction of the Pollux photovoltaic plant in the municipality of Galeana.
The official presented the project, which will strengthen the electricity grid in the region and help maintain a better quality in the electricity supply. Ultimately, the plant's purpose is to benefit the rural sector of southern Nuevo Leon.
Another advantage, Rodriguez Calderon said, is that it will increase the percentage of renewable energy in electricity generation, which will raise the quality of life of the inhabitants of the region by providing a clean source of energy. In addition, it will appropriate an economic dynamism in the region during the construction phase, due to the magnitude of the project.
"This is historic, no one has ever invested so much money in the southern part of the state," the governor said.
Furthermore, Jose Rodolfo Farías Arizpe, head of the Ministry of Agricultural Development of the state, stressed that this investment will boost the regional economy in the short term.
The project will generate 300 direct jobs, and the state is already negotiating the hiring of local manufacturing and construction companies, said Farías Arizpe.