Enel opens 103-MW wind park in Mexico

The Salitrillios wind farm in Mexico. Source: Enel Green Power

May 21 (Renewables Now) - Italian energy group Enel SpA's (BIT:ENEL) renewables arm held on Monday the inauguration ceremony for its 103-MW Salitrillios wind farm in Mexico’s Northeastern state of Tamaulipas.

The total cost of the Salitrillos wind farm amounted to USD 150 million (EUR 134.6m). The project was secured by Enel Green Power (EGP) in the long-term tender that was held in September 2016.

The wind farm, which consists of 30 wind turbines of 3.45 MW each, is capable of generating over 430 GWh per year, enough to meet the annual demand of around 85,500 local homes. It is estimated to offset approximately 236,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions annually.

Salitrillos has two separate power sale contracts with Mexico’s Federal Electricity Commission (CFE), a 15-year one for specified volumes of energy and a 20-year one related to clean certificates.

EGP is now acting as the park's manager and holds a 20% ownership stake in it.

(USD 1 = EUR 0.90)

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