Mexico has the possibility of being a leader in wind energy and being a benchmark in the energy transition in Latin America, according to the Energy & Commerce portal. Until 2019, Mexico was located in the 16th place globally in wind energy and in 2020 it exceeded the 7,000 megawatt mark.
Leopoldo Rodríguez Olivé, president of the Mexican Wind Energy Association (AMDEE) during the presentation of the Mexico Windpower 2021 Digital Congress, made a reminder of the employability that the wind industry is already generating in the country, with 68 parks installed and in operation in 14 entities in the country, the businessman explained, today 16,000 direct jobs related to this industry are generated.
Studies by various entities estimate that Mexico’s wind potential is around 70,000 megawatts, in comparison that is the same amount that is currently produced by all the methods available in the country.
Currently you can find in various parks and companies in the sector, great opportunities for growth, for an example you have the link to these companies that regularly publish job offers and growth for the wind sector.
In addition, below, we list the five largest wind farms in Mexico, by investment amount as of 2018.
It is the largest wind project in Mexico in terms of planned investment, with an estimated US$1.1bn. Eólica del Sur, which is 40% complete, is located in the municipality of Juchitan in Oaxaca, on the strategic Mexican isthmus of Tehuantepec, where the Pacific and Atlantic oceans are barely 220km apart.
Once completed, it will have 396MW capacity and cover 5,532ha across two sites.
The local press reported that a court accepted an appeal filed by indigenous communities denouncing irregularities in the delivery of the permit to the wind farm.
Currently suspended due to the lack of a transmission line, this wind farm represents a planned investment of US$1.07bn. The project is planned for the municipality of Ixtepec on the Tehuantepec isthmus and will have a capacity of 585MW.
Located in the state of Nuevo León, Ventika is the largest completed wind farm in Mexico, with an installed capacity of 252MW. The works finished in 2016 and required an investment of US$650mn. It was acquired by IEnova in September 2016.
Ventika is located 56 km from the border with the United States.
Located near the US border in the northern state of Tamaulipas, the Reynosa wind farm represents an investment of US$600mn. It is currently under construction and when completed it will have an installed capacity of 424MW.
According to its operator, Zuma Energia, the complex will start operations at the end of 2018.
5. Gunaa Sicaru
With delivery scheduled for 2019, this project is being developed on the Tehuantepec isthmus and requires an investment of US$600mn. Once completed, it will generate up to 252MW. In 2017, members of the Zapotec indigenous communities protested against the plant for not having been consulted. In response, EDF, the project operator, formed an advisory committee to consult with the different indigenous groups.
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