Enel Green Power has invested approximately 160 million US dollars in the construction of Dominica II
Rome, July 16th, 2015 Enel Green Power (EGP) has completed and connected to the grid the Dominica II wind farm in the Mexican state of San Luis Potosi. The new facility adds 100 MW to the capacity of the already online Dominica I, bringing the total installed capacity of the Dominica wind complex to 200 MW.
The power plant is located in the municipality of Charcas and comprises 50 wind turbines of 2 MW of each. Dominica II can generate more than 250 GWh per year equivalent to the annual energy needs of around 143,000 Mexican households while avoiding the annual emission of approximately 140,000 tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere. Together, Dominica I and II are capable of generating over 510 GWh per year.
EGP has invested a total of approximately 160 million US dollars in the construction of Dominica II, in line with the growth targets set out by EGPs current business plan. The investment has been partially financed through a loan agreement with Banco Santander and covered by the Spanish Export Credit Agency (CESCE). Dominica I and II are supported by long-term PPAs for the supply of energy.
Thanks to Dominica II, EGPs installed capacity in Mexico now totals close to 500 MW.
Enel Green Power is the Enel Group company fully dedicated to the international development and management of renewable energy sources, with operations in Europe, the Americas and Africa. With a generation capacity equal to approximately 32 billion kWh in 2014 from water, sun, wind and the Earths heat enough to meet the energy needs of more than 11 million households Enel Green Power is a world leader in the sector thanks to its well-balanced generation mix that provides generation volumes well over the sector average. As of today, the company has an installed capacity of more than 9,800 MW from a mix of sources including wind, solar, hydropower, geothermal and biomass. The company has about 740 plants operating in 15 countries.
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