March 23 (SeeNews) - Mexico's Oaxaca government said on Monday it expects to reach 4 GW of wind power capacity by 2018 and 5.5 GW by 2024.
Oaxaca, together with Veracruz, Chiapas and Tabasco states, have an installed capacity of over 2,300 MW through more than 1,600 wind turbines in the region known as Isthmus of Tehuantepec.
The power generated at the isthmus is enough to meet the annual electricity demand of about 1.3 million households. Considered to be one of the areas with the largest wind potential on the continent, Tehuantepec accounts for around 90% of Mexico's total wind energy production, the government said.
Due to its geographical features and weather elements, the Ministry of Tourism and Economic Development (STyDE) has made constant efforts to attract private investors into the Tehuantepec wind sector.