Solar in LATAM: Enel Green Power starts construction of the 238 MW Don José solar PV project in Mexico
Enel Green Power (EGP, Rome, Italy), through its Mexican renewable energy subsidiary Enel Green Power México (EGPM), has begun construction of Don José solar photovoltaic (PV) plant, which is located in San Luis de la Paz, in the country’s North-Central state of Guanajuato.
Don José will have an installed capacity of 238 MW and once completed will be able to produce 539 GWh of solar power per year, equivalent to the annual energy consumption needs of around 410,000 Mexican households.
Enel will be investing approximately USD 220 million in the construction of Don José, which is expected to enter into operation in 2018.
Don José’s construction works were inaugurated during an event attended by the Guanajuato State Governor Miguel Márquez Márquez, the Mayor of the San Luis De La Paz municipality Guillermo Rodríguez Contreras, and Paolo Romanacci, Enel’s Head of Renewable Energies for Central America.
“Today’s announcement marks an important milestone for our presence in Mexico, as Don José is the final project to begin construction from the 1 GW of capacity awarded to Enel in the country’s first long-term public tender following its energy reforms,” said Paolo Romanacci.
The project will be supported by a contract providing for the sale to Mexico’s Federal Electricity Commission (Comisión Federal de Electricidad in Spanish or CFE) of both specified volumes of energy over a 15-year period and the related clean certificates over a 20-year period. Enel was awarded
Don José in the long-term public tender held in Mexico last year, in which the company won the most capacity of any other participating player.
SOURCE: Enel Green Power through solarserver