In 2016 wind consolidated as a reliable source of renewable energy in Mexico's electricity sector.
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In 2016 wind consolidated as a reliable source of renewable energy in Mexico's electricity sector.
LEOPOLDO RODRÍGUEZ President of AMDEE
Roundtable
Leopoldo Rodríguez
President
AMDEE

The future looks promising for wind energy. Some players in the industry were concerned after the first power auction’s results because the largest share of megawatthours and CELs were awarded to solar energy projects, but we expected wind to play a more important role in the second power auction and that happened. The Mexican government has made a strong commitment regarding clean energy in the Energy Transition Law, stating that 35 percent of the country’s power must be produced from clean energies by 2024, and we expect wind to represent between 40-50 percent of that goal. With the competitive prices we are seeing per megawatt-hour of wind energy, we hope to reach 12GW of capacity installed by 2020. There are already 4GW installed and several large projects in the pipeline and the strong technical attributes of wind energy will be increasingly acknowledged.

Together with hydropower, wind has been the king of renewable energies in Mexico since private companies began tapping into Oaxaca
SAVIR RUIZ CEO of CODISA CORP Energy
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Savir Ruiz
CEO
CODISA CORP Energy
The base of a wind turbine represents only 2.5 percent of its total cost but a design failure can add relevant costs during the project’s lifetime
JORGE LOBATÓN Director General for Mexico & Latam of Gamesa
Insight
Jorge Lobatón
Director General for Mexico & Latam
Gamesa
We are awaiting the opening of a wind tower manufacturing plant in 2017 from WINDAR Renovables
HIPÓLITO
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Hipólito Suárez
Director General
Gamesa Latinoamérica
We decided to establish our headquarters for Latin American operations here in Mexico because we expect the market to experience considerable growth.
You must give security of employment to the local families who own the land. All of this, in the end, benefits everyone.
Insight
Jesús Zaldúa
former CEO
Gamesa
In the long term, local job creation remains one of the most important pieces of Gamesa’s development strategy.
Ana Violeta Horta
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Ana Violeta Horta
Chief Administrative Officer
CISA Energía
We began looking at renewable energy more than 10 years ago at a time when Mexico had little to no renewable projects.
The first thing that we establish is viability. When you are putting up a wind farm, the first thing you have to do is present your track record and…
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Jesús Zaldua Lasa
Chairman
Gamesa
Gamesa has a strong position in Mexico based on local knowhow, human resources, domestic supply chain relations, knowledge of customer needs
Teodoro Monzón Arribas
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Teodoro Monzón Arribas
President Mexico & Latin America
Gamesa
Currently our strategy is focused on providing a product with proved state-of-the-art technology at a competitive price.
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