Since March 2017, ACCIONA Energía is building its fifth owned wind farm in Mexico. El Cortijo is a 168-megawatt (MW) power plant located in the state of Tamaulipas and involves an investment of 221 million dollars (210 million euros at the start date of works).
El Cortijo was the first renewable project to begin construction among those resulting from the electricity auctions held in Mexico within the framework of the Energy Reform. Located 40 kilometers south of Reynosa, it features 56 AW125/3000 wind turbines of Nordex Acciona Windpower technology. Once in service, it will generate enough clean energy to meet the power demand of 350,000 Mexican homes, avoiding the emission of over 366 thousand tonnes of CO2 to the atmosphere annually.