Iberdrola, a spanish utility, has announced the development of a 220 MW wind farm located in Puebla state, Mexico.
The facility will help meet the energy needs of Mexican brewer Grupo Modelo. The companies signed a 15-year power purchase agreement for the supply of renewable energy of the farm.
Covering an area of 100 ha, the wind farm will require a total investment of US$300 million and will comprise 84 wind turbines. The plant's generation capacity would be approximately 490 GWh per year. It is expected to be finished and connected to the grid by 2019.
AB InBev, Grupo Modelo's Belgian parent, will achieve its goal of having 100% of its energy consumption met with green sources by 2025, thanks to this project among others. Iberdrola currently has 365 MW of operational wind parks in its Mexican portfolio.