CIUDAD VICTORIA – The cancellation of the electric auction for the sale of wind or solar energy and the suspension of the transmission line from the Isthmus of Tehuantepec to Mexico City, will affect the investment of clean energy made in Tamaulipas.
Investments that include the operation of three new wind farms that would increase by 592 MegaAtts (MW) the installed capacity of this type of energy, could be stopped.
According to “Energy Business”, the Spanish renewable energy company Acciona Energía is preparing the construction of a wind farm in the municipalities of Villagrán and San Carlos, in the state of Tamaulipas, whose first stage will have 198 megawatts of installed capacity, with an investment of US$215 million.
"Acciona Energia gained the supply of a total of 1,064 GWh of energy through two tenders convened by Centro Nacional de Control de Energía (CENACE) of Mexico. To this end, a 183 MW wind farm in Tamaulipas has been put into service," the company stated on its website.
Tamaulipas is currently the second largest national producer of electricity and generates almost 13% of the electric torrent, but 90% of this energy comes from combined cycle power plants, natural gas or fuel oil.