Gamesa and developer Cannon Power have agreed to a 10-year exclusivity agreement, stipulating that Gamesa will supply all of the wind turbines installed at sites developed by Cannon in Mexico's Baja California. Gamesa will also provide additional support and maintenance services, as well as limited development services.
Cannon Power Group's development pipeline in Mexico's Baja California currently totals 1,000 MW at various stages of development.
The first project, Aubanel Wind, will begin with the development of 70 MW to 100 MW in Phase I. Ground breaking at this wind farm is scheduled to occur sometime in the next 12 months, with additional construction taking place over the next three to four years, with planned installed capacity totaling 500 MW for the first phase.
Aubanel Wind is located near the town of La Rumorosa, approximately 60 miles east of San Diego and 15 miles south of the U.S.-Mexico border.