Spain's Iberdrola (BME:IBE) on Wednesday officially put into commercial operation the 66-MW Pier II wind farm in the central Mexican state of Puebla.
The facility, located in the municipality of La Esperanza, required a total investment of USD 130 million (EUR 122.4m). It is expected to be able to generate enough electricity each year to power some 25,000 local households and offset about 55,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.
Iberdrola and its local partner Mabe started installing the 33 units of 2-MW Gamesa turbines in October 2014. The two companies are considering expanding the capacity of the plant to as much as 360 MW in the future, according to local media reports.
Pier II, which is Iberdrola’s fifth operational park in Mexico, brings the company's installed wind capacity in the country to 366 MW. The utility also owns the 102-MW La Ventosa, the 102-MW La Venta III, the 26-MW Bii Nee Stipa and the 70-MW Dos Arbolitos wind power plants.