ACCIONA Energia has secured 52.04MW of capacity in the third long-term auction held in the Mexican wholesale electricity market.

The capacity will be provided to the grid through the ACCIONA owned El Cortijo Wind Farm, located 40km south of Reynosa.

Currently, El Cortijo Wind Farm is under construction in the State of Tamaulipas and is expected to come on stream in the third trimester of 2018.

In the first long-term power tender organized in Mexico, ACCIONA had won 585.7 GWh of energy and the associated clean energy certificates (CELs).

The company will get a total of MXN486.3m (around US$ 26m at current exchange rates) over the 15-year contract period for guaranteed power in El Cortijo.

ACCIONA Energía Mexico director Miguel Angel Alonso expressed his satisfaction “at being awarded capacity once again in a long-term electricity auction in México. We have achieved this in the three auctions held in the country to date, and this shows that we are aligned with the Mexican Government’s development targets envisaged in its Energy Reform”.  

Eventually, El Cortijo wind farm will have a capacity of 183 MW with sixty-one 3 MW wind turbines of Nordex ACCIONA Windpower technology.

In October, Acciona was selected by Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE) in Mexico to construct a power line from the Topolobampo III combined cycle power plant, involving four separate design and construction jobs including two transmission lines and two substations in the states of Sinaloa and Sonora.