GE, Comexhidro Viento, Next Energy de México and Conduit Capital announce the opening of Santa Catarina, the first operational wind farm in Mexico powered by GE wind turbines. Eight GE 2.75-103 turbines are online and are expected to generate 45 gigawatts of power annually. GE also was awarded a five-year agreement to operate and maintain the Santa Catarina wind farm.
Energy generated by the eight-turbine wind farm would be the equivalent to the required energy needs of approximately 9,000 homes in the Monterrey, Mexico, region.
The Santa Catarina wind farm is a result of a joint effort between Comexhidro Viento, Next Energy de México and Conduit Capital, which, by using GE technology, will be able to supply energy to six counties: Santa Catarina, Monterrey, Apodaca, Escobedo, Nicolás de los Garza and Los Ramones. The counties will use this energy for municipal needs, including public lighting.
The 2.75-103 machine is part of GE’s evolutionary technology portfolio, which builds on the success and the global experience of GE’s 21,000 wind turbines installed globally.
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