July 5 (Renewables Now) - EDF Renewables has put into commercial operation the 119.6-MWp Bluemex photovoltaic (PV) plant in Sonora, Mexico, the renewables arm of France’s EDF SA (EPA:EDF) announced on Thursday.
The PV facility required approximately USD 110 million (EUR 97.5m) in investments to be built on more than 340 hectares of land near Empalme. With PV modules supplied by Canadian Solar Inc (NASDAQ:CSIQ), Bluemex has an annual generation capacity of 277 GWh per year.
EDF Renewables secured the project back in 2016, together with another solar scheme, in Mexico's second long-term clean energy auction. The contract was signed with the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE). Engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) works were provided by Gransolar.
EDF Renewables will provide asset management, operation and maintenance (O&M) and on-site dispatch and monitoring services.
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