La Ventosa Wind Farm Capacity Increased By 27.5%

Eleven new wind turbines have been added at the La Ventosa wind power complex in Juchitán de Zaragoza, Oaxaca, Mexico, raising the total capacity to 102 MW.

Iberdrola, owner of the wind farm, has utilized Gamesa technology exclusively at all of its installations in Mexico. In this instance, 2-MW G80 wind turbines, standing 78-meters (256-feet) tall, were installed. The project also upgraded the wind farm’s grid connection and the 230-kV transmission line.

In addition to the La Ventosa site, Iberdrola also operates the 102-MW La Venta III complex and the 26-MW Bii Nee Stipa wind farm for a total renewable capacity of 230 MW. Mexico accounts for more than 11.5% of the company’s 44.9-GW installed generation capacity, all of which—other than the wind farms—is from gas-fired combined cycle power plants.

Aaron Larson, associate editor (@AaronL_Power, @POWERmagazine)

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