Walmart de Mexico y Centroamerica, a retail company, has said that 348 of its self-service stores, pricing clubs, and restaurants in Mexico City, State of Mexico and Morelos will use wind-powered energy from 'Oaxaca I Lamatalaventosa Wind Farm', located in Oaxaca.

The ‘Oaxaca I Lamatalaventosa Wind Farm’, which is supplied, installed and implemented by Electrica del Valle de Mexico, has 27 2.5MW turbines, that is, almost double the capacity of current turbines which enable them to generate a total of 67.5MW.

Scot Rank, executive president and CEO of Walmart de Mexico y Centroamerica, said: “The Oaxaca I Lamatalaventosa Wind Farm is one of the projects that will enable Walmart de Mexico y Centroamerica to meet its objective of having 100% of its units operate with renewable energy sources by 2025.

“It should be noted that this farm supplies wind energy to more points throughout our country than any other of its kind, providing great environmental benefits such as reducing CO2 emissions into the atmosphere by 137,000 tons, which in turn is tantamount to taking 21,000 vehicles off the roads.”

Walmart de Mexico said that the ‘Oaxaca I Lamatalaventosa Wind Park’ is part of its commitment to sustainability, which includes generating zero pollutant water discharges by reducing, reusing, and recycling waste and packaging, and expanding the assortment of environment-friendly items.