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    Oaxaca II-III-IV Wind Complex

    The largest wind complex in Latin America, it incorporates 204 AW1500 wind turbines which were installed in the record time of 204 days, and can cover the electricity demand of some 700,000 Mexican households.

    The wind complex is made up of the Oaxaca II, Oaxaca III and Oaxaca IV farms, all of which are provided with AW1500 wind turbines with a unit capacity of 1.5 MW each. Located on the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, an area with exceptional wind resources, between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, it produces some 1,129 GWh per year and provides a reduction in carbon dioxide emissions equivalent to 750,000 tons.  It is operated onsite by ACCIONA Energía.

    General Information

    Location
    Isthmus of Tehuantepec, Oaxaca (Mexico)
    Total power
    306 MW
    Start-up
    2011

     

    Wind turbine

    Model
    ACCIONA Windpower AW 70/1500
    Rotor diameter
    70 m
    Wind class
    IEC Ia
    Steel
    Tower. 80 m hub height
    Blade
    AW/Tecsis 34

    Highlights

    • Installation of 204 wind turbines.
    • Complex made up of 3 wind farms of 102 MW each (Oaxaca II, Oaxaca III and Oaxaca IV).
    • 34.5 km of roads/tracks.
    • 350 km of underground cables.
    • 49-km, 230-kV transmission line.

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