Enel Green Power has started construction of the new Sureste I-Phase II wind farm in Mexico. The plant, which is located in the state of Oaxaca, will be composed of 34 wind turbines with a capacity of 3 MW each, for a total installed capacity of 102 MW. Sureste I-Phase II, which will be completed and enter service in the second half of 2014, will be able to generate up to about 390 GWh per year once in operation. In line with the growth targets set out in Enel Green Power

Cemex to invest in wind energy in Mexico

Cemex plans to develop a wind power project in Nuevo Leon state, Mexico with an investment of US$600m, according to chairman and CEO Lorenzo Zambrano.

The project will consist of two wind farms that cost US$300m each, which could be installed within two years.

Cemex will use at least 10% of the power output and has identified potential customers that could purchase the remainder.

The complex, dubbed Las Ventikas, is expected to generate energy savings of US$15m/yr for the company. Cemex could also install wind farms for its operations abroad, for example in the Philippines, where it is seeking a government permit for a project of this type.