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EES Wind Project

Istmo de Tehuantepec, Oaxaca, Mexico

LOCATION:
Juchitán de Zaragoza / El Espinal, Oaxaca, Mexico

TYPE:
Wind

COMMERCIAL OPERATIONS DATE:
2019

MC/DGC’S ROLE:
Ownership/Asset Management/O&M/PPA/Financing

NOMINAL CAPACITY:
396 MW
DGC OWNERSHIP:
50%

Overview

The Energía Eólica del Sur S.A.P.I. de C.V. (EES) is a 396-megawatt (MW) wind project with the 132 wind turbines of 3MW each, distributed in two sites which cover an area of 5,400ha (affected are of 100 ha) in the municipalities of El Espinal and Juchitán, in Mexico’s Oaxaca state. EES supplies energy to Fomento Económico Mexicano, S.A.B. de C.V. (FEMSA), Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma Heineken México and Crown México under the self-supply legal framework. The financing was granted jointly with Banobras, Kredit Fonden Eksport (EKF) Danish export credit agency, and Nacional Financiera (NAFIN) which provides financing for the VAT credit.

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Project Benefits

Clean Energy Generation:
One of the biggest wind farm in Latin America contributing to the reduction of greenhouse gases by emission reduction of 500 thousand tons of CO2 per year. Delivering electricity from clean energy equivalent to providing 120,000 residential houses every year.

Community and the Environment:
Social contributions to the local community during the operational phase will continue over the 20-year lifetime of the project, and are expected to bring substantial benefits to the people of El Espinal and Juchitán de Zaragoza. Contributions include: 1) a specific yearly contribution to both Municipalities to subsidize household electricity bills for local families; 2) social contributions to local and neighboring communities.

The consultation process pursuing community support during the development stage was the first ever of its kind carried out in the country by the Mexican Government and was conducted in accordance with ILO Convention No. 169.