Enel Green Power connects 229 MW of wind power in Mexico

Enel Green Power Mexico (EGPM) completed the 129MW Palo Alto wind farm in the state of Jalisco, and the 100MW Vientos del Altiplano facility in Zacatecas.

The company invested about $250m on the larger wind farm and around $220m on the smaller one.

Situated in the municipality of Ojuelos, the Palo Alto facility features 43 units of 3MW wind turbines, while

It is capable of generating more than 350 GWh of energy per year, enogh to power about 200,000 homes in Mexico and reduce nearly 200,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions.

Located in the municipalities of Mazapil and Villa de Cos, teh Vientos del Altiplano wind farm features

Electricity generated from the wind farm is enough to power about 161,000 households, while avoiding about 157,000 tonnes of CO2 from entering the atmosphere, every year.

Enel head of renewable energies for Central America and Enel Green Power México general director Paolo Romanacci said: “Renewables play a key role in the diversification of the country’s energy mix, while boosting its sustainable economic development.

“With these two new plants, we are contributing to Mexico’s clean energy targets as well as creating shared value for local communities through sustainable agriculture and other infrastructure projects carried out in cooperation with local partners.”

The two new wind farms bring Enel’s total installed capacity in Mexico to 729MW, including 675MW of wind power and 53MW of hydropower. The company said it is preparing to commence construction of three solar photovoltaic projects totalling 1GW.