Envision Energy recently acquired a controlling stake in a renewable portfolio of more than 600 MW originally developed by ViveEnergia of Mexico. As part of the agreement, Envision aims to commission its first wind farm by the end of 2016.
“Mexico is one of the most promising markets in the Americas for wind-power generation in the coming decade, not only a result of the energy reform but also given its untapped wind resources, viable projects and off-takers, as well as the interest of equity sponsors and lenders,” said Felix Zhang, Envision’s Executive Director.
“This investment is considered China’s largest direct investment in Mexico in the renewable energy space and will take advantage of bilateral cooperation agreements and lines of credit that are in place,” said Rafael Valdez Mingramm, Envision’s Director for Latin America & the Caribbean.
Under the terms of the strategic alliance entered with ViveEnergia, the consortium will bring current portfolio into a ‘ready to build’ stage by the end of this year and initiate construction of the first wind farm early next year.
A goal of 1.5-GW of projects developed and in operation has been set by 2020.
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