Wind farm in southern Mexico helps light up 1.8 million families

Wind Farm La Venta in Mexico’s southern state of Oaxaca has been producing 90 percent of the wind energy for the country since 1994.
(Soundbite) David Fabuel, Operation Chief of Iberdrola Mexico
“In fact, this area of suction cup is one of the most densely-installed areas of wind-power facilities in the world. Within this vicinity about 30 by 15 kilometers, there are more than 2,000 megawatts of installed capacity, which practically does not happen anywhere else in the world.”
With more than 100 turbines, the wind farm can illuminate 1.8 million homes for on annual basis.
(Soundbite) David Fabuel, Operation Chief of Iberdrola Mexico
“If we generate these 2,000 megawatts with other types of energy such as coal, fuel or others, we would be emitting many tons of CO2 per year. So we are avoiding it.”
Mexico has been one of leading countries in utilizing wind power in Latin America, with firm commitment to developing clean energy and addressing climate change.

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