Vestas receives 50 MW order in Mexico
Madrid, Spain - Vestas has received an order for a total capacity of 50.4 MW consisting of 28 units of the V100-1.8 MW turbine for the Los Altos wind power plant, which will be located in Jalisco, Mexico.
This is a very important milestone for the Mexican wind industry; Los Altos wind power plant is the first large project to be installed outside the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, where the vast majority of the existing wind power plants in Mexico have been built until now. The order has been placed by REM Regeneración Eléctrica Mexicana S.A. de C.V. - known as GRUPO DRAGON -, a Mexican company established for this purpose. Delivery of the turbines is expected to start in Q4 2012 and the project is expected to be completed by Q2 2013.The contract includes delivery, installation and commissioning of the wind turbines, a VestasOnline® Business SCADA solution, as well as a 10-year service and maintenance AOM 5000 agreement (Active Output Management).
About wind power in Mexico
As Vestas states, Mexico is committed towards renewable energy sources, and has a non-binding unilateral goal to reduce carbon emissions to 50 per cent of the estimated emission levels in 2002 by 2050. Additionally, in 2010, the Congress approved the National Energy Strategy that the Energy Ministry (SENER) submitted to establish a goal to reduce the share of power generated from fossil fuels to 65 per cent by 2024, 60 per cent by 2030 and 50 per cent by 2050. The goal of increasing the share of clean technologies to 35 per cent will require an additional 7,000 MW of clean generation in addition to the 10,000 MW of clean generation capacity currently planned.