REYNOSA, Tamaulipas – The governor of Tamaulipas has announced two new wind farms for his state.

Francisco Garcia Cabeza de Vaca said construction of both projects will begin during the first few months of 2020.

Independent Mexican energy company Thermion will build the wind farms in the Delaro and Los Molinos parks, both located near the Tamaulipas-Texas border. The company promises to operate clean and renewable energy plants.

Francisco García Cabeza de Vaca

Xiomara Martin, director of marketing for Thermion, said the Delaro park will generate 117 megawatts of energy, while the Los Molinos park will generate 171 megawatts of energy.

“With the strategic model put in place by the State of Tamaulipas, we expect grow, be sustainable and contribute to the social welfare,” Martin said.

“We share the holistic vision Governor Francisco Garcia Cabeza de Vaca has, especially in the energy sector. We appreciate his efforts to take on not only projects with economic impact but also those that contribute to good social welfare.”

Gov. Garcia Cabeza de Vaca said he met last week with Thermion’s project director, Lucy Peralta, and Tamaulipas’ secretary of economic development, Carlos Garcia Gonzalez.

“The arrival of these new colic parks to our state reflects not only the potential that Tamaulipas has for the development of such important projects, but the confidence that we have managed to generate for domestic and foreign investors,” Garcia Cabeza de Vaca said.

Garcia Cabeza de Vaca pointed out that Tamaulipas currently has high wind farms in operation. These generate 993.5 megawatts of energy. By the end of the year, the governor predicted, four more will be up and running, generating 562.5 megawatts of energy.

Analysts predict that within the next two years, 17 of Mexico’s 32 states will be producing wind power.