The third wind farm in Tamaulipas (Mexico)
CLEAN, NON-POLLUTING ENERGY
Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
1 in 8 people still do not have access to electricity. In order to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all, it is necessary to increase the use of renewable energy from 25 % today to 38 % in 2025.
ACCIONA is positioning itself as a key player in addressing the growth in energy demand while curbing the progress of global warming and promoting the transition to a decarbonized energy model.
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
The generation and use of energy is responsible for 74 % of total greenhouse gas emissions in the world. This activity is the largest contributor to global warming. Investment in renewable energy, energy efficiency and other low carbon technologies will continue to be essential to meet the new needs of humanity and to minimise their negative impact on the environment.
ACCIONA considers the fight against climate change and its related effects to be a strategic priority. The Company is working to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions in order to contribute to the progress of society and respond to the main challenges of sustainable development in the areas of infrastructure, water and energy, leading the transition to a low-carbon economy.
The 42 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. It is located in the municipality of Reynosa in the State of Tamaulipas (Mexico), where ACCIONA also has the El Cortijo and San Carlos wind farms.
It produces energy equivalent to the consumption of around 275,000 households, avoiding the emission of around 331,545 tonnes of CO2 to the atmosphere 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 Santa Cruz is used to support long-term purchase agreements (PPAs) for clean energy projects for private clients in the country.
- Location: Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico
- Capacity: 138.6 MW
- Wind turbine: ACCIONA Windpower AW132/3300
- Torre: 120 metres high (hub height) / concrete
- Rotor: diameter 132 metres
- Owner: ACCIONA
- One of the seven wind farms owned by ACCIONA in Mexico
- Clean energy equivalent to the consumption of around 275,000 households
- 295,000 tonnes of CO2 avoided per year
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As part of this project, and within the social impact management methodology it applies, ACCIONA carries out a series of initiatives to improve the living conditions of the Mexican communities located near the Santa Cruz wind farm. The number of beneficiaries since 2019 is over 6,700.
In this case, the initiatives involve the improvement of infrastructures, the rehabilitation of school buildings and healthcare facilities and improvements in well-being, as well as the recycling of waste products generated. ACCIONA also set up a humanitarian aid campaign to protect people affected by Hurricane Hanna.
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