Iberdrola has installed an additional 22 megawatts (MW) comprising 11 Gamesa G80 wind turbines.
IBERDROLA has extended by 22 MW the capacity of its La Ventosa wind power complex, one of its most emblematic renewable facilities in the Americas, taking it up to 102 MW.
To this end, it has installed on the site 11 state-of-the-art Gamesa G80 wind turbines, each with 2 MW unit capacity and standing 78 metres tall.
This extension means that La Ventosa can now supply electricity to over 190,000 Mexican households and avoid some 230,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions into the atmosphere each year.
The project, executed by IBERDROLA’s engineering and construction subsidiary, has also entailed the upgrade of the wind farm’s grid connection and the 230 kV transmission line owned by the Federal Commission for Electricity (CFE).
An average of 250 construction jobs was created by the extension works. La Ventosa also provides a steady income for over 150 local families and land owners.
La Ventosa wind power complex is located in the municipality of Juchit