November 24 (Renewables Now) - Acciona SA (BME:ANA) confirmed today it has been awarded 52.04 MW of capacity in Mexico's third long-term electricity auction.
The Spanish company said the capacity will be provided to the grid by its 183-MW El Cortijo wind farm that is currently under construction in the state of Tamaulipas. The facility, whose capacity has been increased from 168 MW initially, will have 61 Nordex Acciona Windpower turbines of 3 MW. It is being built as a result of Mexico's first long-term power tender, in which Acciona secured contracts for 585.7 GWh of power and the associated clean energy certificates (CELs).
Thanks to the new award, the company said it will receive a total of MXN 486.3 million (USD 26.2/EUR 22m) over 15 years for guaranteed power at the wind farm. Mexico's long-term auctions have three products -- firm capacity, electricity and CELs -- and Acciona will now receive revenues across all of them.
(MXN 10 = USD 0.539/EUR 0.452)