EDF wins business for a wind and a solar project in Mexican auction

EDF EN Mexico S. de R.L. de C.V., a subsidiary of the EDF Energies Nouvelles Group, on Oct. 3 announced that it has won 342 MW in Mexico’s second long-term auction for energy and clean energy certificates supply and purchase contracts with the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE), Mexico’s state utility.

Two EDF projects were successful in the auction: Gunaa Sicarú wind project and Bluemex Power Solar Project.

  • The 252-MW Gunaa Sicarú wind project is located in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec region in Oaxaca. The project will consist of wind turbines supplied by Gamesa. Transmission capacity for the project has been secured through CFE’s Oaxaca Second Open Season.
  • The Bluemex Power solar project, located in Guaymas, Sonora, is proposed as a 90 MW (ac) facility. The interconnection is secured. The project will be comprised of bifacial solar photovoltaic (PV) technology.

“We are pleased to take this important step in our expansion plan for the Mexican renewable energy market and to be an active player in the framework of Mexico’s Energy Reform,” said Gerardo Pérez Guerra, VP and Country Manager of EDF EN Mexico. “The diligent work of the EDF EN North American team has allowed the EDF Energies Nouvelles Group to achieve continued success in this increasingly competitive market.”

Present in Mexico for 15 years, EDF EN Mexico installed its first wind project in 2009 and has put into service 391 MW in total of wind projects. EDF EN Group through its subsidiaries EDF Renewable Energy (U.S.) and EDF EN Canada is one of the largest renewable energy developers in North America with 8 GW of wind, solar, storage, biomass and biogas projects developed throughout the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.

EDF EN Mexico is dedicated to the development, construction and long-term operations of renewable energy projects. The company is a pioneer in wind farm development putting into service its first wind energy facility in April 2009. EDF EN Mexico has developed and built three operating wind farms to date for a total of 391.5 MW in capacity.

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