Due to the policies and legal framework of México’s energy reform and wind power market evolution, by the end of June 2017 the country had added 415.22 MW of new wind power to the national electricity grid, bringing the total capacity to 3,942 MW. This represents about 5.32% of total installed capacity.
México’s R&D focus is on small and medium-size turbines. These efforts range from development of a 1.2-MW scale wind turbine to installation and testing of a 2-MW horizontal wind turbine with a 100-m concrete tower, as well as innovations in automatized blade manufacturing, virtual reality for O&M staff training, and smart blade concepts for load control.
To learn more about wind energy in México, please review their country chapter in the IEA Wind TCP 2017 Annual Report