In June 2018, ACCIONA Energía started commissioning its fifth owned wind farm in Mexico. Built in 15 months, El Cortijo is a 183-megawatt (MW) power plant located in the state of Tamaulipas and involves an investment of 235 million dollars.
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 and has been the first one to be completed too. Located 40 kilometers south of Reynosa, it features 61 AW125/3000 wind turbines of Nordex Acciona Windpower technology. Once in service, it will generate enough clean energy to meet the power demand of 458,000 Mexican homes, avoiding the emission of over 429 thousand tonnes of CO2 to the atmosphere annually.