Elecnor Begins Construction on 320-MW Cimarron Wind Farm in Mexico

SA, a Spanish infrastructure builder and operator, announced on Tuesday the commencement of construction for the 320-MW Cimarron wind farm in Mexico, following the award of the EPC contract.

Developed by Sempra Infrastructure, a division of US energy company Sempra, Cimarron is a transnational wind energy project aimed at generating in Mexico and exporting it via existing transmission lines to California.

Sempra Infrastructure confirmed its final investment decision of USD 500 million (EUR 462.3 million) for Cimarron earlier this year. Elecnor secured the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract, while Denmark's Wind Systems A/S (CPH:VWS) will supply 64 wind turbines for the project, located in the municipality of Tecate, Baja California.

Cimarron constitutes the third phase of the Energia Sierra Juarez (ESJ) wind farm complex, boosting its total capacity to over 580 MW upon completion. The project will leverage Sempra Infrastructure's cross-border high-voltage transmission line, connecting the ESJ complex directly to the California Independent System Operator (CAISO).

Silicon Valley Power, a municipal electric utility in California, has entered into a 20-year (PPA) to procure the electricity generated by the Cimarron wind farm.

Elecnor anticipates that Cimarron will begin delivering power by the end of 2025, marking a significant step in expanding renewable energy infrastructure across .

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