Published On: Tue, Apr 4th, 2017

Solar energy news : Enel breaks ground for new solar power plant in Mexico

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Solar energy news : Italian energy company Enel has broken ground for a 238 MW Don Jose solar power plant in Mexico which will be built with an investment of USD 220 million.

The Don Jose solar power plant is coming up at San Luis de la Paz in the Guanajuato state. Its construction will be handled by Enel’s subsidiary in Mexico that is Enel Green Power México.

Plans are to make the solar photovoltaic facility operational in next year. After which, the Don Jose solar power plant will have a capacity of generating 539 GWh of DC capacity power annually.

It will be enough to meet the electricity requirements of about 410,000 homes in Mexico in any given year.

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The clean energy that will be generated by the upcoming Mexico solar power plant will cut down about 245,000 tonnes of carbon emissions into the atmosphere.

Paolo Romanacci, the head of Enel Renewable Energies for Central America, commented on the Don Jose solar power plant, saying: “The announcement marks an important milestone for our presence in Mexico, as Don José is the final project to begin construction from the 1 GW of capacity awarded to Enel in the country’s first long-term public tender following its energy reforms.

“This milestone further strengthens our leadership in the Mexican renewable energy sector, while confirming our commitment and ability to successfully contribute to the country’s growth in a sustainable and innovative way.”

The Enel solar power plant being built in Mexico has committed to a power purchasing agreement with the country’s Federal Electricity Commission for supplying its power for a period of 15 years from the date of operations.

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