EDF Renewables announced commercial operation of 119 MW solar project in Mexico
Post date: 07/07/2019 - 10:45
EDF Renewables Mexico announced the 119.6 MW »Bluemex Power 1« solar project is fully operational and delivering electricity. Located on over 340 hectares near Empalme, Sonora, the project is comprised of PV modules supplied by Canadian Solar Inc. »Bluemex« is one of two projects awarded to EDF Renewables Mexico through the second long-term auction for energy and clean energy certificates supply and purchase contracts with the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) call for tenders in 2016. EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) services were provided by Gransolar.
With an annual generation capacity of 277 GWh and an investment of approximately $110 million, the project created 900 jobs during the construction phase, and 18 permanent operation and maintenance jobs. EDF Renewables will perform asset management, operation and maintenance and monitoring service.
EDF Renewables has developed 16 GW of wind, solar, and storage projects in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. In Mexico alone EDF Renewables operates 1 GW of wind and solar projects.