Wind Power

Acciona Energia starts construction work on its fifth wind farm in Mexico
Spain-based Acciona Energia announced it has started construction work on the fifth wind farm under its ownership in Mexico: El Cortijo, a 168-megawatt (MW) facility located in the Northern State of Tamaulipas, which will represent an investment of US$ 221 million (210 million euros at current excha...
Acciona Energia wins 52.04 MW of wind capacity in Mexico's third clean power auction
Acciona Energia announced it has been awarded 52.04 MW of capacity in the third long-term auction held in the Mexican wholesale electricity market, as confirmed in the presentation of the definitive results of the tender called by the Secretary of State for Energy (SENER) and the National Energy Con...
Acciona Energy starts up US$ 235 million wind farm in Tamaulipas
Acciona Energy announced it has begun the start-up of the 183-MW El Cortijo wind farm in Tamaulipas, Northern Mexico, the first to enter service of those associated with the Energy reform in the country. Fifteen months after the start of construction work the company grid connected the first wind t...
Acciona Energy wind farm becomes operational near Brownsville, Texas
Acciona Energy, a global operator of renewable energy projects, announced in a press release that the San Roman Wind Farm has begun commercial operation. The 93 megawatt (MW) San Roman project is the firm’s eighth wind farm in the U.S. and brings the company’s total U.S. wind capacity to 721 MW....
Acciona wind farm in Tamaulipas enters wholesale power market in Mexico
The El Cortijo wind farm, owned by Spain-based Acciona, just became the first energy installation––conventional or not––to enter commercial operation within the framework of Mexico’s Wholesale Electricity Market (MEM). The plant is also the first to go into service from those awarded in th...
Advanced materials manufacturer Toray expands operations in Jalisco
Toray Industries will embark in a major expansion of its carbon fiber business over the next few years. To that end, the Japanese company will invest US$ 176 million to boost production of automobile components, including existent operations in Mexico, according to the Nikkei Asian Review. In addit...
Chinese material manufacturer PGTEX opens plant in El Paso to supply Juarez facility
Chinese manufacturer PGTEX, a materials supplier for the wind power industry, opened a production plant in El Paso, Texas, its first in North America, local media revealed. The company invested US$ 6.7 million in its facility and plans to invest an additional US$ 11 million over the next fou...
Coahuila wind farm, World's first to feature Siemens Gamesa next-gen turbines
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, a Siemens Spanish subsidiary that manufactures wind turbines and builds wind farms, announced it has signed the first contract featuring SG 4.5-145 wind turbines with Enel Green Power, the global renewable energy business line of Enel Group. The scope of the contrac...
Danish wind blades manufacturer Vestas to build US$ 81 million plant in Tamaulipas
Denmark-based wind blades and turbines producer Vestas plans to invest up to US$ 81 million to build a manufacturing plant in Reynosa, Tamaulipas, state officials announced. The company plans to break ground sometime in the next two months to build a facility with two production lines scheduled to ...
Enel Green Power begins construction of US$ 280-million wind farm in Nuevo Leon
The Italy-based Enel Group, through its renewable subsidiary Enel Green Power Mexico (EGPM), earlier this week begun the construction of the 244 MW Dolores wind farm in the municipality of China, its first project in the state of Nuevo León.  The overall investment in the construction of the faci...
Germany-based Nordex to build wind farm in Tamaulipas
German-based wind turbine supplier Nordex announced an agreement to build a 168-MW wind power plant for Acciona Energia in the Northern State of Tamaulipas. The El Cortijo wind park, located 40 kilometers south of Reynosa border city, will use 56 units of AW125/3000 turbines with 120-metre (393.7 f...
Grupo Bimbo to use 100% renewable energy in US operations by 2020
Mexico-based Grupo Bimbo, the world's largest baking company, announced that it has signed a virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA) to receive 100 megawatts of wind energy from Invenergy, North America’s largest independent renewable energy company. The deal is part of a Grupo Bimbo initiative to...
Iberdrola invests US$290 million in Puebla wind farm to triple output capacity
Spain-based utility company Iberdrola announced that the second phase of the PIER wind farm, located in the state of Puebla, will be operational in the first quarter of 2019.  According to Alfonso Campos, director of renewables at Iberdrola Mexico, the second phase involves the installation of 51 ...
Italian group Enel Green Power starts construction of US$ 115 million wind farm in Coahuila
The Italian developer of power infrastructure Enel Group announced that its renewable subsidiary Enel Green Power Mexico (EGPM) has begun the construction of the 100 MW Amistad II wind farm in the northern State of Coahuila.  Amistad II is the first project to start construction of those awarded i...
Italy-based Enel Group connects 229MW of wind capacity to Mexican grid
Mexican unit of energy firm Enel connected in recent days 229MW of wind capacity to the state-operated national electricity grid, the company announced in a press release. The output comes from two eolic parks the Italy-based company just began operating, the 129MW Palo Alto wind farm located in th...
Italy-based Enel starts construction of wind farm in Coahuila
Enel Green Power México (EGPM), the Mexican renewables unit of energy giant Enel started the construction of a 200-MW wind farm in Mexico, the Italian group announced in a press release. The Amistad plant, located 45 kilometers north of Acuna city in the state of Coahuila, will require a total inv...
London-based Cubico earns contracts for wind farm, solar plant in Mexico
London-based Cubico Sustainable Investments has won contracts in Mexico’s second energy auction to supply electricity from the 250MW Mezquite wind farm and the 290MW Solem solar facility, the company revealed in a press release (PDF). Mezquite is located in the state of Nuevo Leon in northeast M...
London-based Cubico raises US$ 450 million for two renewable energy projects in Mexico
Cubico Sustainable Investments, a London-based firm specialized in renewable energy projects, announced it has achieved financial closing for the 250 MW El Mezquite wind farm in the state of Nuevo Leon, and the 350 MWp Solem solar PV project in Aguascalientes, both with power purchase agreements (...
Mexican utility company EnerAB orders 85 wind turbines from Vestas
Danish wind turbines manufacturer Vestas announced that EnerAB, a joint venture between Virginia-based AES Corporation and Mexico’s Grupo BAL, has placed a 306 MW order for the Mesa la Paz wind park that derives from a corporate power purchase agreement (PPA).  The order includes the supply and ...
Mexico inaugurates second largest wind farm in the country
Energias de Portugal officially opened its Eolica de Coahuila wind farm located in Northern Mexico, a 200 MW facility located in General Cepeda municipality, which will supply power to local mining group Industrias Penoles. The farm is the second-largest wind facility in the country after the 252 M...

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