Wind turbines planned for Mexico will supply energy to beverage giants Coca Cola and Heineken and help Mexico cut its dependence on fossil fuel generated electricity to 50 per cent by 2050.
The largest windmill in Latin America is expected to come up at Oaxaca State in Mexico. This was confirmed by Clean Technica that reported on the order for wind turbines which is expected to provide a capacity of 396 MW from Mexico Renovables to the manufacturing company Vestas.
The deal was finalised after a power purchase agreement (PPA) for 20 years was signed by parties expected to use the generated electricity, like FEMSA, the biggest Coca Cola bottling plant in the world, Heineken and a couple other industries. The projects are planned in line with the enacted bill National Energy Strategy that came into existence in 2010.
The project will be a turnkey project that will take care of planning installation and implementation on a 10-year maintenance contract awarded to Vestas.
Mexico's current plan is to generate 10,000 MW of energy through renewable energy. The country will require a further 7,000 MW of energy generation through renewable sources to meet its target of reducing dependence on fossil fuels by 35 per cent to achieve its planned target by 2024.