Enel’s Mexican renewable subsidiary Enel Green Power Mexico signed an agreement with the country’s Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) for the 10% expansion of its Salitrillos wind farm and two solar farms — the Villanueva and Don José projects. The expansions of the three plants will require an overall investment of around $97 million U.S. and will add around 107 MW to Enel’s renewable capacity in Mexico once completed.
The Salitrillos wind farm is located in the state of Tamaulipas, and will be expanded by approximately 10 MW — reaching a final installed capacity of around 103 MW from 93 MW.
“The expansion of three of Enel Green Power Mexico’s plants confirms our leadership in the country’s renewable energy sector, as we are the first and so far the only company that has signed this type of agreement,” said Paolo Romanacci, Country Manager of Enel Green Power Central America and Mexico.
These expansions also reaffirm our strong focus to deliver on the commitments taken in Mexico’s first two long-term auctions, as well as the contribution to help Mexico achieve the goal of 35% power generation from renewables by 2024.
The expansions are the result of an existing option in the energy sales contracts linked to the three plants and awarded to EGPM in Mexico’s first two long-term energy auctions (the contracts for Villanueva and Don José were awarded in the first auction, the contract for Salitrillos in the second auction, both carried out in 2016). All three projects involved are backed by contracts for the sale of specific volumes of energy for 15 years and Clean Energy Certificates for 20 years to CFE.
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