Zuma Energia inaugurates Mexico’s largest wind farm in Reynosa
Mexican authorities and officials of Zuma Energia inaugurated the Reynosa wind farm, located in the border municipality of the same name, in the northern state of Tamaulipas. This facility, they say, is now the largest of its kind in Mexico and will be the largest in Latin America once it is fully operational.
Zuma Energia, a Mexican developer and operator of electricity infrastructure from renewable sources, said that it has allocated an investment of US$ 600 million for the construction of the wind farm, which has 123 wind turbines with capacity to produce up to 424 megawatts, equivalent to the residential power consumption in the state of Tamaulipas.
“In addition to the environmental and economic benefits, the Reynosa wind farm brought an important cash flow and social investments, particularly in 17 rural communities located in its area of influence, consisting of road rehabilitation, donation of construction materials for the improvement of housing and community infrastructure, among other types of support,” said Adrián Katzew, CEO of Zuma Energía
During the construction phase, 1,500 temporary jobs were created and land leases were signed with those who exercise ownership of the land, to which Zuma Energia will provide income for the next 40 years. The executive noted that of the 92 contracts, 77 were signed with small land owners.