Mexican CFE to auction 3 wind power projects in 2011
(ADPnews) - Dec 21, 2010 - Mexican state-run power company Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE) plans to auction the construction of three wind farms next year, the company's president, Alfredo Elias Ayub, announced on Sunday.
The projects will have a combined installed capacity of some 400 MW and will be developed in southeastern Mexico, the official said.
The exact location of the facilities and the contractual scheme are still being studied. The location should be chosen carefully to avoid a saturation of the power transmission lines from southeastern to central Mexico, Ayub said, reminding that several wind power projects are currently developed in Oaxaca state.
Mexico wants to boost its wind power generation capacity to 2,500 MW in 2012, compared to 550 MW at present.
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