Enel is to boost its renewable energy business in Latin America through the development of new wind power projects.

The firm’s renewable energy division, Enel Green Power, has signed a project development agreement with Mexico’s Energías Renovables, Térmica e Hidráulica de México, S.A. (Enerthi) to develop up to 1000 MW of wind capacity in Mexico.

The agreement gives Enel Green Power exclusive access to wind power projects being developed by Enerthi, as well as the right to acquire them once they are fully authorized. The projects will be located in the states of Baja California, Zacatecas and Oaxaca.

Mexico has a wind power potential of over 10 000 MW, according to Enel Green Power, which entered the market in 2007 and which operates three small hydropower plants there.