In order to promote the supply of clean and renewable energies in various industries, the Tamaulipas-Texas International Energy Cluster (Cliett) expects that in the course of 2023, at least two wind infrastructure projects that are already defined for the cities can be triggered from San Carlos and Reynosa.
In addition to landing a new federal investment for around 9,000 million pesos that was projected from the end of 2022.
Constantino Castillo Hinojosa, president of Cliett, said that the San Carlos wind farm was built with 60 installed wind turbines and a capacity of 198 MW, while that of Reynosa is in the stage of completed and validated studies with the premise to generate around 370 MW through 100 wind turbines.
For the operation of these projects, it is necessary to release authorizations, due to the fact that the transmission networks that lead the energies to the industries are saturated.
“It is of vital importance to insist on the need to have sufficient transmission and distribution lines of electrical energy to improve state competitiveness and boost the enormous wind potential that exists in the region.”
Investment of 9,000 million pesos
The impact that Tamaulipas can give to Mexico in energy matters includes at least 13 wind farms that are in “satisfactory operations”, five of them in Reynosa, for which the state ranks second in the country in the production of wind energy.
The 9,000 million pesos of federal investment must be landed for the construction of 600 kilometers of energy transmission lines within the Development Program of the National Electric Service (Prodesen), and cannot be postponed due to the needs of the energy sector, said the president.
The generation of clean and renewable energy is a common objective of the industries in Mexico, which seek to reduce the environmental impact in their production chains and which, in turn, symbolizes a new competitive advantage. “Tamaulipas can significantly contribute to the wind energy that is required at the regional and national level, as long as it invests in transmission networks,” he concluded.