198

megawatts

Our seventh wind farm in Mexico

This renewable facility is one of ACCIONA’s seven wind farms in Mexico. It contributes 198 MW of clean energy.

The 60 wind turbines in the wind farm are of ACCIONA Windpower technology, with a rotor diameter of 132 metres, 120-metre-high concrete towers and 3.3 MW of rated capacity. The facility is located in the municipality of San Carlos in the State of Tamaulipas (Mexico).

 

It produces energy equivalent to the consumption of more than 392,000 households, avoiding the emission of around 421,339 tonnes of CO2 from coal-fired power plants per year.

 

With this facility, ACCIONA reaches 1,285 MW of renewable energy capacity in Mexico, in the form of seven wind farms totalling 881 MW and one 405-MW photovoltaic plant. The energy produced in San Carlos is used to support long-term purchase agreements (PPAs) for clean energy projects for private clients in the country.

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Location: San Carlos, Tamaulipas, Mexico
  • Capacity: 198 MW
  • Wind turbine: ACCIONA Windpower AW132/3300
  • Tower: 120 metres high (hub height) / concrete
  • Rotor: diameter 132 metres
  • Owner: ACCIONA

KEY FEATURES

  • One of the seven wind farms owned by ACCIONA in Mexico
  • Clean energy equivalent to the consumption of more than 392,000 households
  • 421,339 tonnes of CO2 avoided per year

Key figures

120

metres high

198

megawatts (MW) of power

392,857

equivalent households

60

wind turbines

421,339

tons of CO2 into the atmosphere avoided per year

+500

GWh of annual production

Social initiatives

1,076 BENEFICIARIES

ACCIONA applies the social impact management methodology, through which it manages the social impact of its plants and carries out a series of initiatives to improve living conditions for the Mexican communities located near the San Carlos wind farm. Since 2019 more than 1,000 local people have benefited from the programme, which has a budget of 152,000 euros.

The social actions are aimed at improving infrastructures and people’s well-being. In this respect, the renovation of school buildings and the recycling of waste products generated by the project are carried out. Other measures are also applied to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) on clean water and sanitation.

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