February 26 (Renewables Now) - Spanish firm Ingeteam SA said today it has won an order to deliver control technology to Zuma Energia’s 49.5-MW Ingenio wind farm in Mexico’s Oaxaca state.
The “substantial” deal, the value of which was not disclosed, calls for Ingeteam to supply a control platform that will collect real-time data on the operation of the wind park, thus enabling its operator to manage and enhance operation and maintenance of the turbines. Via the technology, Zuma Energia will also be able to monitor substations and receive and analyse data on the electricity market and weather conditions.
The control centre will be based at Zuma Energia’s office premises in Mexico City.
The Spanish firm has 725 MW of projects secured as part of Mexico’s second renewable energy auction in September 2016. Its Ingenio wind park has been operational since January 2016. Its 33 AW1500 turbines are generating enough electricity to offset 80,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, according to Zuma Energia’s website.