Renewable Energy Plants

There were 204 opened and under construction plants for electricity generation from renewable sources in Mexico by February 2012. The states with highest number of projects are Oaxaca for wind power and Veracruz for bioenergy.




In 2011, Mexico’s total investment in this sector reached US$200m mainly in wind power projects.

  • From 2007 to 2011 Acciona has installed four wind farms in the state of Oaxaca with a total of 556 MW of installed capacity and almost 1,200 million USD investment. Eurus, one of its plants supplies 25% of CEMEX’s electric energy.
  • ABENGOA it is building the first hybrid electric generation plant in Agua Prieta, Sonora with an installed capacity of 12 MW by solar power and 466.4 MW by combined cycle.
  • CANNON Power Group with an investment of 2,500 million USD, this company is developing three wind power farms Baja California, Zacatecas and Quintana Roo. These projects will have an installed capacity of more than 1,000 MW in total.
  • SANYO has 75 MW of production capacity of photovoltaic modules. This plant is located in Monterrey city, Nuevo Leon.