75.2 F
Mérida
Saturday, January 22, 2022
###

18 wind farms planned for Yucatán by 2021

Latest headlines

Booster shots arrive for Mérida residents between 40-59

Booster shots for Mérida residents in their 40s and 50s arrived Friday. Photo: Courtesy A military plane with...

Mexico celebrates International Mariachi Day

Mariachis in Mexico and around the world celebrate International Mariachi Day observed every Jan 21. 

Marines to take over security at Mérida and Cancún airports

Mexico's Marines will be taking control of seven airports across the country, with  Mérida and Cancún among them. 

What to do if you find baby sea turtles on the beach

Most people realize that it is not a good idea to disturb nesting or baby turtles, but what should we do if one appears to be in peril or distress?
Yucatán Magazine
Sign up to get our top headlines delivered to your inbox twice a week.

Wind farms will begin operation in Yucatán in 2018. Photo: File


Mérida, Yucatán — In the next four years, Yucatan will receive a US$2.8 billion investment to install and operate nine new wind farms in addition to the nine already in the works.

That means 18 wind farms are on track to be spinning their blades in the state by 2021.

They would generate a total of 300 megawatts of “clean energy” that will be sold and used by industries on the peninsula.

The secretary of Economic Development, Ernesto Herrera Novelo, said that between 2018 and 2019, nine wind farms are scheduled to power up. They have already been approved by the federal government and placed in rural Yucatán to be developed by national and foreign companies.

The first is under construction in the coastal town of Dzilam de Bravo, where 28 windmills will reach 180 meters high.

With Yucatán getting into the wind energy business, the state adds 10 billion pesos to its economy in a three-year period, said Herrera Novelo.

The first nine projects reflect an investment of US$1.8 billion.

Together, the 18 parks will generate 4,000 jobs, mainly in specialized labor, logistics services and construction, he said.

By 2019, the first nine clean energy parks will start work, selling power to the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE). By 2021, the other nine will start operating to supply their power directly to customers.

Source: Sipse

- Advertisement -

Subscribe Now!

More articles

Yucatán’s muralism boom —  an explosion of color, tradition and meaning

Yucatán’s history of muralism famously dates all the way back to the elaborate frescoes of the ancient Maya.

Students at Mérida’s private Catholic Universities caught trading thousands of explicit photos of their classmates

Numerous students at Mérida’s Anáuac Mayab University are reportedly active in a “secret” chat group to trade intimate photos of classmates, as well as engage in cyberbullying. 

New benches at ancient archaeological site anger Izamal residents

Modern slab benches detract from an ancient ruin at Izamal, neighbors say. Photo: Courtesy Modern-looking benches installed at...

Being a good neighbor to Yucatán’s roof cats and street dogs

Illustration: Juan Pablo Quintal García Cats replaced people as my friends soon after quarantine 2020 began. 

What my rescue dogs taught me

I thought I knew a lot about dogs until I took in two rescues. I was wrong....

Bus full of construction workers catches fire in Mérida’s north

A bus went up in flames just before 8 this morning in Mérida’s Francisco de Montejo neighborhood.

Mérida’s new surveillance center now has eyes on over 6,700 cameras

Yucatán's government has opened a new remote surveillance center to oversee the state's thousands of active security cameras. 

600 acres expropriated in Quintana Roo for new Mayan Train route

Mexico has seized 198 lots of land in Quintana Roo along phase 5 of the Mayan Train's path.

Omicron strain now dominant in Yucatán

The Omicron variant of COVID-19 now appears to be the most common form of the virus in Yucatán.

Exploring Tazumal and Casa Blanca in Western El Salvador

Though part of the Mayan world, archaeological sites in El Salvador have largely remained unvisited by all but the most avid adventurers. But this tiny country boasts several interesting sites full of unique features and blends of cultural traditions.