Mexico Institute in the News: Sempra Energy gains speed on Mexico wind energy plant

Jan 23, 2012

Smart Planet, January 23, 2012

Just south of the U.S. border, the rocky desert of northern Baja California harbors what has been dubbed one of the best wind resources in the Americas.

 

The wind blows steady in La Rumorosa, or “The Murmuring” – a potential renewable energy goldmine not far across the border from Southern California and its insatiable appetite for electricity.

San Diego-based Sempra Energy has accumulated roughly half a million acres in La Rumorosa through various leasing agreements and plans to break ground on a 52-turbine, 156-megawatt wind project by the end of the year...

...According to a 2010 report authored by Wood for the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Mexico’s exploitable wind energy ranges between nine and 12 gigawatts...

 

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