Greentech Lead America: GE signed an agreement with
Comexhidro, the Mexican hydroelectric company, to provide eight of its
2.75-megawatt wind turbines for a wind farm in Santa Catarina, Mexico. The wind
farm will provide clean energy for public lighting in the municipality of Santa
Catarina, Nuevo Leon.
Comexhidro is leading the project’s construction and
operation and Conduit Capital Partners is investing in the project. The wind
project is expected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to
the amount produced by 10,000 cars a year.
“Through the perfect combination of GE’s technology
and innovative solutions, combined with our local knowledge and experience of
the grid, we will be able to offer important environmental benefits and a
technological solution to meet the needs of the community for an efficient and
sustainable energy supply,” said Carlos Jinich, general manager,
GE announced this project at its Mexico Wind Energy
Forum. The Mexican Wind Energy Association estimates the country’s wind energy
potential at more than 50,000 MW.
“This project is a breakthrough for the country. It supports
the government’s commitment to increase investment in research and
infrastructure and encourage private investors to produce clean energy and help
reverse the effects of climate change. This strategic vision coincides with the
strong commitment of GE in innovative solutions that solve today’s
environmental challenges and benefit society,” said Hector Villegas, sales
director of GE’s renewable energy business in Mexico.
GE commissions 10 MW wind farm in Turkey through GAMA Enerji
Recently, GE unit GE Energy Financial Services completed
Karadag Wind Power Plant in Turkey through GAMA Enerji A. S., the GE unit’s
joint venture with GAMA Holding A.S. This is the joint venture’s second wind
farm in Turkey. The 10 MW wind farm is utilizing four 2.5-megawatt GE turbines.