The wind sector in Mexico. National targets and investment in the sector

At the end of December 2014, Mexico enjoyed an installed capacity of 2,551 MW. During 2015, 6 new wind farms are expected to come online, contributing a combined capacity of 732 MW that will bring Mexico to over 3 GW in accumulated wind power capacity. The country’s objective for wind power is to achieve an installed capacity of 15 GW by 2020-2022. The Mexican wind industry is now facing the huge challenge of consolidation and growth, opening up opportunities for manufacturing and the provision of services, to become the leading offer of clean energy in the country.

At the end of 2014, Mexico had an installed capacity 2,551 MW, distributed over 31 operational wind farms and a total of 1,570 installed and fully operative wind turbines. 89% of the installed capacity in the country corresponds to the Oaxaca First Open Season Scheme (TA-I), with wind farms operational in Oaxaca, Baja California, Chiapas, Jalisco, Tamaulipas, San Luis Potosí and Nuevo León.

A further six wind farms are currently under construction. These will come online over the course of 2015, adding a further 732 MW to the country’s installed wind capacity. Of this, 56% is located on the Tehuantepec Isthmus and closes out the Oaxaca TA-I. Read more…

Article published in: FuturENERGY September 2015