EDF EN Mexico, a unit of EDF Energies Nouvelles, brought to commercial operation the 164 MW Bii Stinu Wind Project. Mitsui & Co., through MIT Renewables Mexico, (MITRE Mexico), holds 50 percent of the common stock of Eoliatec del Istmo who owns the Bii Stinu Wind Project.
Located in Juchitan, in southeast Oaxaca, Bii Stinu is comprised of 82 Gamesa G80 turbines. Power generated from the project will be delivered to various entities of five major private-sector corporations, based on power purchase agreements for 15 years.
Purchasing companies include: Arcelor Mittal Steel Lazaro Cardenas, Walmart Mexico, Grupo Modelo, Grupo Herdez, Continental Automotive Guadalajara.
EDF EN Mexico has now placed into service 231.5 MW of gross wind capacity with 160 MW in active construction.
This article was originally published on Electric Light & Power/POWERGRID International. It was republished with permission.