Enel Green Power México (EGPM) has started construction of the 93 MW Salitrillos wind farm, located in the northeastern Mexican state of Tamaulipas.
The overall investment in the construction of the facility amounts to approximately $120 million.
“The start of construction of Salitrillos wind farm broadens our leadership within the Mexican market, as it allows us to enter into a new, strategic, wind resource-rich state,” comments Antonio Cammisecra, head of Enel Green Power. “With the construction of this new power plant, assigned in one of our successful tender offers, we prove once again our commitment to deliver in a timely fashion on our tender results, fueling the country’s sustainable development with our green energy.”
Salitrillos, located in the municipality of Reynosa, is expected to enter into service by 2019. Once fully operational, the wind facility will be able to generate around 400 GWh annually. The construction site of Salitrillos will be based on Enel’s “Sustainable Construction Site” model, incorporating innovations such as water-saving systems and recycling processes.
The wind farm will be supported by a contract with Mexico’s Federal Electricity Commission. Specified volumes of energy will be sold over a 15-year period and the related clean certificates over a 20-year period.