EDP Renewables North America Announces Operations Beginning at Los Cañones Wind Farm in Coahuila, Mexico
Los Cañones Wind Farm will generate 96 megawatts of renewable energy annually while saving more than 127 million gallons of water annually.
Ejido Hipólito, Coahuila, Mexico, November 28, 2023 – EDP Renewables North America (EDPR NA), a leading renewable energy developer and a top five renewable energy operator in the United States, celebrates Los Cañones Wind Farm becoming operational in Coahuila, Mexico.
Los Cañones Wind Farm represents an estimated capital investment of approximately $140+ million and contributes to the local economy through job creation and funding to the community. During construction, the project created more than 710 full-time equivalent jobs and currently employs 11 permanent positions to operate and maintain the project. Los Cañones has also contributed millions of dollars of spending within 50 miles of the project, supporting local businesses such as restaurants, gas stations, hotels, shops, and service providers. In addition, the wind farm will disperse millions to landowners through land lease payments and pay millions more to local governments, enhancing area schools, emergency services, and infrastructure.
Beyond economic support, wind energy helps reduce the negative impact of climate change by enhancing air quality and limiting water consumption. Los Cañones Wind Farm will save more than 127 million gallons of water each year, which is the amount of water conventional generation sources would need to produce the same energy capacity as the wind farm.
Los Cañones Wind Farm is EDPR NA’s third renewable energy site in Mexico, with 496 MW of operating capacity in the country. In addition to Los Cañones, the company also operates the 200 MW Eólica de Coahuila Wind Farm in General Cepeda and Ramos Arizpe municipalities, and the 200-MW Los Cuervos Wind Farm in Aguascalientes. EDPR NA’s projects in Mexico have created 46 permanent jobs and more than 1,560 construction jobs for the communities where EDPR NA’s renewable energy project operate across the country.
About EDP Renewables North America
EDP Renewables North America LLC (EDPR NA), its affiliates, and its subsidiaries develop, construct, own, and operate wind farms, solar parks, and energy storage systems throughout North America. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, with 58 wind farms, ten solar parks, and eight regional offices across North America, EDPR NA has developed more than 9,400 megawatts (MW) and operates more than 8,400 MW of onshore utility-scale renewable energy projects. With more than 1,000 employees, EDPR NA’s highly qualified team has a proven capacity to execute projects across the continent.
About EDP Renewables
EDP Renewables (Euronext: EDPR) is the world’s fourth-largest producer of wind and solar energy and is present in 28 markets in Europe, North America, South America, and Asia-Pacific. With headquarters in Madrid and leading regional offices in Houston, São Paulo, and Singapore, EDPR has a sound development portfolio of top-level assets and market-leading operating capacity in renewable energies. Particularly worthy of note are onshore wind, distributed and utility-scale solar, offshore wind (OW - through a 50/50 joint venture), and technologies to complement renewables such as storage and green hydrogen.
EDPR's employee-centered policies have received recognition such as Top Workplace 2023 in the USA, Top Employer 2023 in Europe (Spain, Italy, France, Romania, Greece, Portugal, and Poland), Colombia, and Brazil, and are also included in the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index.
EDPR is a division of EDP (Euronext: EDP), a leader in the energy transition with a focus on decarbonization. Besides its strong presence in renewables (with EDPR and hydro operations), EDP has an integrated utility presence in Portugal, Spain, and Brazil, including electricity networks, client solutions, and energy management. EDP – EDPR’s main shareholder – has been listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for 14 consecutive years, recently being named the most sustainable electricity company on the Index.
EDP Renewables North America, Senior Communications Manager