Enel Green Power now building 100-MW wind project in Mexico

Enel Green Power said Dec. 11 that it has begun construction on the new, 100-MW Dominica I wind farm in Mexico.

The plant is located in the municipality of Charcas and is owned by Dominica Energía Limpia S. de R.L., a subsidiary of Enel Green Power Mexico S. de R.L. de C.V. It is the first wind farm located in the state of San Luis Potosí and will be composed of 50 turbines (2 MW each) for a total installed capacity of 100 MW.

Once up and running, the Dominica I plant, which will be completed and enter operation in the second half of 2014, will be able to generate up to 260 GWh per year.

The construction of the wind farm, in line with the growth targets set out in Enel Green Power’s 2013-2017 business plan, requires a total investment of about $196m, financed through the Enel Green Power Group’s own sources.

The project is supported by two long-term agreements to supply energy for a total value of around $485m, Enel noted.

Enel Green Power currently has an installed capacity of about 197 MW in Mexico, 144 MW of which is wind and 53 MW of hydroelectric. Enel Green Power is the Enel Group company fully dedicated to the development and management of renewable energy sources at the international level, with operations in Europe and the Americas.

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