REYNOSA, Tamaulipas – Tamaulipas Governor Francisco García Cabeza de Vaca met in Mexico City last week with representatives from seven companies dedicated to the development of wind energy parks.
The purpose of the meeting was to explore ways to grow the wind energy sector in Tamaulipas.
During the meeting with representatives of companies such as Engie Mexico, Oak Creek Mexico, Gemex, Vestas, Zuma, Ener AB, Acciona México, Garcia Cabeza de Vaca was accompanied by Tamaulipas Energy Commissioner Andrés Fusco Clynes.
García Cabeza de Vaca highlighted the willingness and interest of Tamaulipas to facilitate the installation of these companies in the state, in order to guarantee a successful operation whereby all parties involved benefit.
García Cabeza de Vaca promised to promote the development of local industry around the wind energy sector. He said this would be done through the implementation and development of an Integral Strategy of the Energy Sector (Estrategia Integral del Sector Energético). This, he said, would raise the competitiveness of goods and services in his state.
“A fundamental part of the Energy Reform plan is to consider the investment by the state, to contribute to a more robust economy, more jobs, more development and consequently a better quality of life for the families of Tamaulipas,” García Cabeza de Vaca said.
The seven companies at the meeting represent have ten wind power generation projects in Tamaulipas totaling a $2 billion investment. Of that amount, $444 millions has already been invested in the construction of the Tres Mesas, Mesa, and Victoria wind energy parks that are already in operation.
The construction of wind farms in Tamaulipas has led to more than 7,400 new jobs. Within approximately two years, García Cabeza de Vaca, the state of Tamaulipas will be generating 1361 megawatts of energy.