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List of wind, solar winners in Mexico’s auction grows

April 1 – Due to an error in the computer algorithm used in Mexico’s energy auction this week, the results first announced on Tuesday changed and several new names joined the list of winners.

Mexico’s National Electricity Control Center (CENACE) yesterday revealed the final list of projects that won the right to sign long-term power supply and clean energy certificates (CEL) contracts with state-owned Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE). Solar power plants to be built by SunPower Systems, Enel Green Power, Recurrent Energy, Vega Solar, JinkoSolar and other companies won a combined 4 TWh of annual power deals. Thus solar projects secured 74% of the capacity in the tender. Wind projects, on the other hand, will supply 1.38 TWh per year.

As previously announced, Enel Green Power was the biggest winner with about 2.25 TWh of annual solar power output contracts in the auction. Menawhile, Gestamp Wind Mexico has made a bid that is too low to be realistic due to an error in calculations, so the firm’s offer has been dismissed in the updated results of the auction.

The wind and solar photovoltaic (PV) parks have to be up and running in 2018.

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