Sierra Juarez Wind Farm: First Transboundary Energy Project Between Mexico and the U.S.

Sierra Juarez Wind Farm: First Transboundary Energy Project Between Mexico and the U.S.

Aug 20, 2015

The Governor of Baja California, Francisco Vega de la Madrid, the Secretary of Finance, Dr. Luis Videgaray Caso, and the Secretary of Energy, Pedro Joaquin Coldwell attended the official inauguration of a Wind Farm that was opened near the border between Mexico and the United States to supply electricity to the county San Diego.

The project, built on approximately 5,300 hectares of land consists in the design, construction and operation of a major wind farm with 47 wind turbines, each with a nominal capacity of 3.3 MW and the construction of a cross-border transmission line 7.7 kilometers long.

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This first transboundary wind energy project is a model of cooperation between Mexico and the United States, said Gerónimo Gutiérrez Fernandez, Managing Director of the NADB, and added, “We are delighted to have contributed to its realization and we believe this will be the first of many power projects to come“.

The Sierra Juarez Wind Farm is located in the ejido Jacumé, in the village of La Rumorosa, is owned by two companies, IENOVA and INTERGEN, it features 47 turbines and represents an investment of 320 million dollars.

 

Source: elmexicano.com.mx

 

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