Utilities, Solar, Sourcing Renewables - November 23, 2022
Mexico's Second Largest Solar Plant Now Operational
The La Pimienta solar plant in Campeche, Mexico is now fully operational and ready to supply energy to CFE, the state-owned utility under a 15-year contract to support the power needs of the Yucatan peninsula.
With a capacity of 300MW, La Pimienta is the second largest solar plant in Mexico, comprised of more than a million solar panels spread across 651 hectares. The plant will generate about 789 GWh annually, which is comparable to supplying energy to more than 300,000 families.
"We are very proud that our largest project to date is now fully operational. This project is very special for us, as we are able to supply clean energy to the Yucatan Peninsula and avoid the emission of more than 1.7 million tons of CO2. In addition, we are able to promote unique social and environmental programs that will contribute to the well-being of the surrounding communities and the preservation of the local ecosystem," said Camilo Serrano, General Manager for project developer Atlas Renewable Energy in México, in a statement.