Mexico: La Venta II Wind Farm Project
(Spanish Carbon Fund)
UNFCCC Reference No.: 0846
1 Project Documents
The project will be located in the Southern State of Oaxaca, in the Municipality of Juchitán de Zaragoza, in the Ejido La Venta. The project site is 500 meters north from La Venta locality and 30 km northeast from Juchitán de Zaragoza City (capital of the Municipality of Juchitán de Zaragoza). The project will be located at 30 masl and will impact a 949.84 hectares total area.
The project will transfer environmentally safe and sound technology and know-how to Mexico by: 1) Hiring local labor in all of its implementation phases. During operation, the staff working in operation and maintenance of the project will be preferably local people, previously trained if necessary; 2) Being the first large scale wind power plant in the country to be built and that will supply electricity to the IMNG, this way serving as a technological example for implementing this type of technology in Mexico; 3) Diminishing the financial risk for future similar projects.
The project’s purpose is renewable electricity generation to be supplied to the Interconnected Mexican National Grid (“IMNG”). The project’s installed capacity and estimated yearly average generation will be 83.3 MW (“megawatts”) and 307,728 MWh (“megawatts hours”), respectively. The project is expected to displace 205,380 tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (“tCO2e”) per year, which will account to 1,437,660 tCO2e for the first crediting period (7 years), generating the equivalent amount of greenhouse gasses emissions reductions (“ERs”). The project’s greenhouse gasses (“GHG”) emissions will be negligible, thus there will be no need to monitor leakage and it will not be taken into account when calculating ERs.
The spatial extent of the project boundary is the IMNG. The project will be connected to the IMNG through a 19 km-transmission line that connects to the Juchitán II substation of the IMNG, which belongs to the Comisión Federal de Electricidad (“CFE”). The total expected generated electricity will be dispatched to the grid and be commercialized by CFE, which is the developer operator and owner of the project. The project will have an expected minimum plant operating life of 21 years. The project has obtained all applicable permissions/authorizations required for its construction and operation, and complies with all environmental requirements mandated by SEMARNAT (Mexican Environmental authority and Designated National Authority).