Enel Green Power Puts into Service New Wind Farm in Mexico

Published on Thursday, 16 July 2015

The two plants in the Dominica wind farm can generate together more than 510 GWh per year.

Rome, 16 July 2015 – Enel Green Power (EGP) has completed and connected to the grid the Dominica II wind farm in the Mexican state of San Luis Potosí. The new facility adds 100 MW to the capacity of the already online Dominica I, bringing the total installed capacity of the Dominica wind farm to 200 MW.

The new plant is located in the municipality of Charcas and comprises 50 wind turbines of 2 MW each. Dominica II can generate more than 250 GWh per year—equivalent to the annual energy needs of about 143 thousand Mexican households—, while avoiding the annual emission of approximately 140 thousand tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere.

Millionaire Investment

EGP has invested approximately 160 million U.S. dollars in the construction of Dominica II, in line with the growth targets set out by the company's current business plan.

The investment has been partially financed through a loan agreement with Banco Santander and covered by the Spanish Export Credit Insurance Company (CESCE). Dominica I and II are supported by long-term energy purchase contracts (PPAs) for the supply of energy.

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