Wind energy in Mexico: Enel Green Power launches wind farm with 50 wind turbines

Enel Green Power has completed and connected to the grid its new wind farm “Dominica I” in Mexico.

The power plant is located in the municipality of Charcas and owned by Dominica Energía Limpia S. de R.L., a subsidiary of Enel Green Power Mexico S. de R.L. de C.V. and it is the first wind farm in the state of San Luis Potosí.

With a total installed capacity of 100 MW, Dominica I comprises 50 wind turbines of 2 MW each and is capable of generating up to 260 GWh per year.

Construction of the wind farm, in line with the growth objectives set out in the 2014-2018 Enel Green Power business plan, required a total investment of around 196 million US dollars, funded through Enel Green Power Group resources.

The project is supported by two long-term PPAs for the supply of energy, worth a total of about 485 million US dollars.

This wind farm has enabled Enel Green Power to reach an installed capacity in Mexico of nearly 300 MW, whilst another 200 MW are currently under construction with the Sureste and Dominica II plants.
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. The company generated over 29 billion kWh in 2013 from water, sun, wind and the Earth’s heat – enough to meet the energy needs of more than 10 million households and avoid the emission of approximately 16 million tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere. Enel Green Power is a world leader in the sector thanks to its well-balanced generation mix, providing generation volumes well over the sector average. As of June 30th, 2014, the company has an installed capacity of approximately 9,150 MW from a mix of sources including wind, solar, hydroelectric, geothermal, and biomass. The company has about 750 plants operating in 16 countries in Europe and the Americas.