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....
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...
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 ...
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...
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 ...
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...
Mexico to lead AB InBev’s crusade for renewable energy
Anheuser-Busch InBev NV, the world’s biggest beer maker, announced plans to get all of its electricity from renewable sources by 2025 and its strategy will begin in Mexico. The initiative will imply shifting 6 terawatt-hours of electricity (almost enough to power all of Spain for a month) from fo...
Renewable power overtakes coal, here's how Mexico has been doing its part
Yesterday the world reach a milestone in clean energy development as global renewable electricity capacity has overtaken coal to become the world's largest installed power source for the first time, according to Paris-based International Energy Agency (IEA). Some 153 gigawatts (GW) of renewable pow...
Sempra Energy completes acquisition of US$ 900 million Mexican wind farm
Sempra Energy announced that its Mexican subsidiary, Infraestructura Energética Nova, S.A.B. de C.V. (IEnova), has completed the acquisition of the Ventika I and Ventika II wind generation facilities in Mexico for approximately US$ 900 million, including the assumption of outstanding debt.  Mexic...
Spain-based Acciona inks deal to build Mexico’s biggest wind farm
Spain-based Acciona has been commissioned by Mexican energy company Zuma Energia to build a 424 MW wind farm in Reynosa, in the state of Tamaulipas, in north-eastern Mexico; it will be Mexico's largest wind farm when it becomes operational. The Reynosa wind farm will provide enough clean sustainabl...
Spain-based Global Energy Services completes wind farm in Coahuila
Spanish engineering company Global Energy Services (GES) has completed the construction and installation of a 200 MW wind farm for Portugal-based EDP Renováveis (EDPR), located in the Northern state of Coahuila. The project is among the five biggest projects GES has constructed in the country and ...

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