Enel completes turbine installation for 274-MW wind farm in Mexico

GES installation works in Mexico

September 8 (Renewables Now) - Italian energy group Enel SpA's (BIT:ENEL) renewables arm announced on Monday it has completed the installation of all turbines for its 274-MW Dolores wind farm in Mexico’s state of Nuevo Leon.

Currently undergoing pre-operational tests, the wind farm required a total investment of about USD 290 million (EUR 245.4m). The plant consists of 83 wind turbines and is capable of generating over 938 GWh per year, enough to offset approximately 525,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions annually.

The wind farm was secured by Enel Green Power Mexico (EGPM) in the country's third long-term tender held in November 2017. In addition to Dolores, the firm was also awarded three other wind schemes -- the 103-MW Amistad II, the 108-MW Amistad III and the 162-MW Amistad IV -- for a total of 647 MW.

Dolores has a contract with the Clearing House of the Mexican Centre for Energy Control (CENACE) to sell specified volumes of energy for 15 years and clean energy certificates for 20 years.

(USD 1 = EUR 0.846)

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