Dolores wind farm in Mexico set to kick off operations

Dolores wind farm
The Dolores wind farm features 83 turbines and a substation.

The 274MW Dolores wind farm is set to begin commercial operations soon, as the turbine installation at the site comes to an end.

Enel Green Power México, which secured the Dolores project in an auction in 2017, has announced that pre-operational tests are underway at the project site.

Built with an investment of $290m, the Dolores wind farm is located in the municipality of China, Nuevo Leon.

Upon entering into operations, it will produce up to 938GWh annually, avoiding the emission of over 525,000 tons of CO2 per year.

The wind farm features 83 turbines and a substation.

Enel Green Power México country manager Paolo Romanacci said: “With the energization of this project, we are introducing innovative and reliable technologies that seek to contribute to the economic reactivation of the country while contributing to its pursuit of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the targets outlined in the Paris Agreement.”

The Dolores wind farm is also supported by a power purchase agreement with the Clearing House of the Mexican Center for Energy Control (CENACE).

Under the agreement, CENACE will receive specific volumes of energy for a period of 15 years and clean energy certificates for 20 years.

The Dolores project is said to have led to the creation of approximately 400 direct and indirect jobs, benefiting of the regional economy.

The project is one of the 647MW of wind plants awarded to Enel in Mexico’s long-term auction conducted in 2017.

The other projects include 103MW Amistad II, 108MW Amistad III projects, and 162MW Amistad IV, all located in Acuña, Coahuila.