Wind energy for GM in Mexico

An agreement struck by Enel Green Power and General Motors will see a 34MW wind farm built in Toluca in Mexico that will power the car manufacturers local operations.

The facility will generate clean electricity that will help reduce both the emissions and the environmental impact of GM’s production activities in the Central American country.


A 34-megawatt wind farm that has 17 turbines will be built by Enel Green Power on more than 40 hectares of land in Toluca in Mexico, after the green energy business signed an agreement with General Motors to supply the automotive company’s local manufacturing operations with renewable energy.

The agreement contributes to the sustainable development of one of Mexico’s largest production areas, where headquarters, complexes and factories belonging to domestic and global heavy industry businesses are located. The Toluca wind farm will help reduce the emissions produced and the environmental impact of the GM facility, and this will be the first time that the US automotive manufacturer uses wind energy to power its manufacturing operations.

Enel Green Power has an installed capacity of 399MW in Mexico, of which 346MW is from wind power and 53MW from hydropower, and it is currently building the Dominica II wind farm. Wind power is one of the major development areas for renewable energy in the Central American country, which wants to triple its wind power capacity from around 2.5 gigawatts to 9.5GW by 2018. It is also planning to increase the share of renewable energy to 33 percent of the domestic energy mix, in which currently 80 percent of demand is met with fossil fuels and 17 percent with green energy sources.