Campeche is Home to Mexico's 2nd Largest Solar energy Plant

Nov 23, 2022 01:03 PM ET
  • In Campeche, a new solar park has actually begun generating enough electricity to supply more than 300,000 homes with electricity annually.
  • The $440 million La Pimienta facility, developed by American company Atlas Renewable Energy in the community of Carmen in the southwest, was officially ushered in recently.
Campeche is Home to Mexico's 2nd Largest Solar energy Plant
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In Campeche, a new solar park has actually begun creating enough electricity to provide more than 300,000 homes with electricity annually.

The $440 million La Pimienta center, developed by American firm Atlas Renewable Energy in the district of Carmen in the southwest, was formally inaugurated just recently.

According to Atlas, with a 300 megawatt (MW) capacity, it is the second-largest solar project in Mexico as well as is currently "totally operational." The 754 MW plant in Coahuila is the greatest solar farm in Mexico and is run by the Italian business Enel.

Under a 15-year contract, La Pimienta will supply electricity to the government-owned Federal Electricity Commission" to meet the power demands of the Yucatán Peninsula."

La Pimienta is comprised of 651 hectares of land as well as greater than a million solar panels. According to the firm, the solar ranch will annual produce approximately 789 Gigawatt hours, or enough electricity to serve greater than 300,000 homes.

With the participation of distinguished establishments like the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), [Mexico's] National Bank of Public Works as well as Services (Banobras), MUFG Bank, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC), and also Société Générale, La Pimienta represents the initial considerable investment in solar renewable energy in Campeche.

At the launch, Camilo Serrano, basic supervisor for Atlas in Mexico, shared the business's "proudness that our biggest project to day is now totally operating."

Serrano suggested that the La Pimienta project would eventually produce wind power as well. Anbal Ostoa Ortega, the minister of governance for Campeche, and Dorothy Ngutter, the American consul general in Mérida, both went to the inauguration occasion, where Ngutter stressed the American federal government's commitment to sustainable power efforts in Mexico.

At the United Nations Climate Change Conference earlier this month in Egypt, Foreign Affairs Minister Marcelo Ebrard announced that Mexico and the United States would certainly collaborate to quadruple their ability to create renewable energy over the complying with eight years.

In a statement, Atlas asserted that greater than 1,000 jobs, much of which were held by locals, were produced as a result of the building and construction of La Pimienta. To raise female depiction (in the construction of the solar park) from the popular 2% to 15%, the business specified that it "qualified 355 local ladies in technological skills and hired 165 of them."



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