Soriana to supply clean power to 165 stores with US$ 105 million wind farm
Organizacion Soriana, one of the largest retailing chains in Mexico with more than 824 stores nationwide, announced its La Mesa wind farm, located in the state of Tamaulipas, has become operational after a US$ 105 million investment.
The park will supply clean energy to 165 stores of different formats, avoiding the emission of 82,898 tons of CO2, which is comparable to taking 24,200 cars out of the streets for a year, said the company headquartered in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon.
The 2,037.39 hectares facility has an installed capacity of 49.5 megawatts, with 15 wind turbines, and an estimated annual output of 181 GWh, equivalent to the yearly energy consumption of 25,523 households.
The clean energy supply will be made in two stages: the first began on June 1 in 129 stores of different formats, including Distribution and Commercial Centers, while the second phase will begin on January 1, 2018.
The construction of the park in Tamaulipas allowed the creation of 430 temporary jobs and 11 permanent jobs for the operation and maintenance.