Mexico switches on 50-MW wind park

The Tres Mesas Phase III wind park in Mexico. Image source: Twitter, @fgcabezadevaca

August 22 (Renewables Now) - The governor of Mexico's Tamaulipas state, Francisco Garcia Cabeza de Vaca, announced on Tuesday the beginning of commercial operations of the 50-MW third phase of the Tres Mesas wind power complex.

Operated by French utility Engie SA (EPA:ENGI), the third phase of the 593-MW Tres Mesas complex consists of 15 wind turbines, Cabeza de Vaca said on Twitter.

The wind park is expected to generate some 223 GWh of clean electricity per year, enough to meet the annual demand of 126,000 local homes. In all, the Tres Mesas complex is comprised of five wind parks located in the same area. Combined, these facilities represent an investment of USD 998 million (EUR 900.3m).

With this recent inauguration, there are only two remaining parks to be put online within the complex and both are already under construction, the governor pointed out.

(USD 1 = EUR 0.902)

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