Enel Green Power México, the Mexican subsidiary of Italian electricity and gas distributor Enel Group, announced towards the end of September the completion and connection of approximately 1,089 megawatts (MW) worth of new solar capacity to the Mexican grid.
The Enel Group’s Mexican renewable energy subsidiary completed the connection to the grid of the 828 MW Villanueva solar park in the Mexican municipality of Viesca, and the 260 MW Don José solar park in the municipality of San Luis de la Paz.
After completion and connection, Enel Green Power has now connected 1,553 MW worth of renewable energy to grids around the world since January.
“Villanueva and Don José are two groundbreaking projects that mark the significant headway Enel Green Power has made in the strategic Mexican market,” said Antonio Cammisecra, Head of Enel Green Power. “The completion of the two facilities helps solidify our leadership in the country in terms of renewable capacity, while further contributing to the country’s transition towards more sustainable energy. Through the development of these projects, EGP is leveraging on Mexico’s wealth of renewable resources and confirming its commitment to sustainability by delivering value to all its stakeholders.”
The new capacity pushes Enel Green Power México’s total in-country operational capacity up to 1,816 MW, which includes in addition to the new solar capacity a further 675 MW worth of wind energy and approximately 53 MW worth of hydropower.