Mexico's energy reform seen to boost wind power in Tamaulipas
Sep 1, 2014 - Mexico's energy reform creates the opportunity for a boost to renewable energy in the northeastern Tamaulipas state, which already has 26 wind power projects able to generate 2,500 MW, Tamaulipas' urban development and environment secretary, Humberto Trevino, said last week.
This month Tamaulipas will present its energy strategy in line with the national reform and will strengthen its view of sustainable development.
The wind power projects are located in the municipalities of Reynosa, Matamoros, Guemes, Villa de Casas, San Fernando, Mendez, Llera de Canales and Victoria. In Reynosa, the 54-MW El Porvenir wind farm has been operating since April, built to produce 186 GWh a year for 163 stores of Mexican retailer Soriana (MXK:SORIANAB).
Tamaulipas, which is the second largest power producing state of Mexico, is also interested in solar energy and biofuel, Trevino said.
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