Leaders in the Mexican wind power industry
ACCIONA Energy is the leader in terms of installed capacity in Mexico, with a total of 556.50 MW owned and 301,50 built for third parties, i.e. around 22% of the country’s total at the end of 2016. In 2009 the company completed the assembly of the Eurus wind farm, a 250.5 MW installation consisting of 167 wind turbines of ACCIONA Windpower technology. Located in the state of Oaxaca, Eurus is a self-supply project undertaken together with the cement company Cemex.
Two years later, the connection of a wind power complex of 306 MW was completed, made up of the Oaxaca II, III and IV wind farms, a project awarded under tender by the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE). It has 204 AW1500 turbines.
The company has also developed its activity as a vendor of turnkey installations and services to third-party customers through the award of contracts for the engineering, construction and supply of wind turbines and the start-up of two wind farms with a total capacity of 252 MW, developed by Blackstone, Cemex and other private investors in the state of Nuevo León, which were completed in 2016. A similar contract was signed to build a 49.5 MW wind farm in Oaxaca, owned by Actis and Comexhidro, which entered service in late 2015.
ACCIONA Energía has been awarded the clean energy supply of 1,064 GWh in the last two long-term energy auctions organized by the National Energy Control Center (CENACE) of Mexico. It will allow ACCIONA to build a 168-MW wind farm in the state of Tamaulipas and a photovoltaic plant in Sonora -this one in partnership with Tuto Energy- which will be the largest in Mexico so far, with 339 MWp.
On the other hand, ACCIONA's Infrastructure Division has been commissioned by Mexican energy company Zuma Energía to build a 424 MW wind farm in Reynosa, in the state of Tamaulipas.