ACCIONA has inaugurated what it says is the largest wind power complex in Latin America: the Oaxaca II, III and IV wind projects, which have a combined operating capacity of 306 MW and are located in the isthmus of Tehuantepec, a wind-rich area in Mexico's Oaxaca region.
ACCIONA completed the assembly of the 204 1.5 MW wind turbines that make up these installations in September 2011. From October to December of last year, they were powered up and gradually connected to the electric power grid and started commercial operation early this year.
According to the Mexican Federal Electricity Commission, which awarded ACCIONA the contract for the construction and operation of the three wind parks in March 2010, the three projects will produce an average of 1.129 GWh a year, which represents the energy consumption of approximately 700,000 Mexican households.
Acciona notes that it now has over 556.5 MW worth of wind energy projects in Mexico.