by jimena jácome. Edition January. 2019
With an anticipated investment of 280 million dollars, Green Power Mexico began the construction of the 244 MW wind power park Dolores in the municipality of China, Nuevo Leon. It is expected to start functioning during the first half of 2020 generating about 850 GW/h per year what equals the average consumption of more than 650 thousand homes.
During the event of the first foundation stone were present directives from Enel Green Power; Roberto Russildi, state secretary of economy; Raul Karr, mayor of China, Nuevo Leon and Cesar Cadena, president of the Energy Cluster Nuevo Leon.
This investment is part of Enel’s Strategic Plan, thus was assured by Antonio Cammisecra, CEO of Enel Green Power, who in addition mentioned that this construction is only an example of the expansion the company will be having in the country. “Dolores strengthens even more our strategy in the country to face the growing demand of electricity and the sustainable development in a shocking way by developing clean technologies in a key state that has exceptional wind power resources,” said Cammisecra.
Likely the CEO of Enel said that the wind power park will generate approximately 850 GW/h per year, with what will be avoiding the annual emission of about 470,000 tons of CO2 towards the atmosphere. The construction of Dolores will be based on the model of “Sustainable Construction Site” of Enel, which includes the measurement of the partner environmental impact of the project and actions addressed to incorporate the rational use of resources, for example, through water management, and a wastes recycling project for reusing site wood to produce ecologic furniture and shipment containers to be used by the local community.
The new project is supported by a contract that stipules the sale of specific volumes of energy to the Chamber for Compensation National Center for Energy Control (CENACE, by its Spanish initials) during a period of 15 years and of the related certificates of clean energy for a period of 20 years.
Dolores is one of the four wind power plants adjudicated to the Grupo Enel for a total capability of 593 MW on the third auction at long term of the Energy Reform of the country. In addition of the plant in Nuevo Leon, the Group received the projects Amistad II and Amistad III, with an installed capability of 100 MW each, and Amistad IV, with an installed capability of 149 MW, all located in Acuna, Coahuila.