Iberdrola has inaugurated its fifth Mexican wind farm, the 66 MW Pier II project. Mexican Energy Secretary Pedro Joaquin Coldwell and other officials joined Iberdrola Chairman Ignacio Galan at a recent ceremony.
Pier II is located in the municipality of Esperanza, in the state of Puebla in the south of the country. The facility consists of 33 Gamesa G97 wind turbines, each with a 2 MW rated capacity and 78-meter hub height.
This new facility brings Iberdrola's wind operating capacity in Mexico to 366 MW, with the company having already commissioned the 102 MW La Ventosa, 102 MW La Venta III, 26 MW Bii Nee Stipa and 70 MW Dos Arbolitos projects.
Notably, Pier II is the first wind farm built by Iberdrola using a supercomputing system designed to help place wind turbines in the spots with the highest energy-producing potential. The company says it plans to roll out this system to future wind farm facilities on complex terrain.
Photo courtesy of Iberdrola: Iberdrola Chairman Ignacio Galan inaugurates Pier II wind farm in Mexico.