-The new project inaugurated in the complex context of Covid-19 will contribute to the reduction of polluting emissions to the atmosphere estimated at 181 thousand tons of carbon dioxide (CO2), which translates into taking approximately 76,800 cars out of circulation annually.
ENERGIA LIMPIA XXI.- Yucatán is making significant progress towards increasing the use of clean energy to protect the environment, reduce costs in electricity consumption, generate investment and employment, after the start of operations of the Progreso Wind Farm that is day launched the Governor Mauricio Vila Dosal.
Accompanied by Benigno Villareal del Río, general director of Renewable Energy of the Peninsula, Vila Dosal led the inauguration ceremony of this wind project that had an investment of 155 million dollars (an equivalent to about 3,400 million pesos) and generated 300 jobs in its construction stage, plus the jobs that it will grant from now on permanently. The wind farm is currently in the commercial operation stage and, once the project is completed in its entirety, will produce more than 300 gigawatts per hour per year. A report collected by Energía Limpia XXI highlights that with this new park and 4 other wind and solar energy plants that already operate in the state, together with the contribution of the CFE, the percentage of clean energy that represents the energy consumption of Yucatan is approaching at 50%, which puts the state on a par with countries like Germany, Denmark and Finland.
At the event, Villareal del Río highlighted that this project along with four other wind and solar energy projects, as well as other developments, together with the significant percentage of clean energy provided by the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE), allows the percentage of clean energy that represents the energy consumption of Yucatan is close to 50%, which puts the state at the level of countries such as Germany, Denmark and Finland, that is, at the forefront in the effort to combat global climate change.