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Commercial operations begin at 300-megawatt solar farm in Yucatan

November 22, 2022

Atlas Renewable Energy has commenced commercial operations at a 300MW solar plant in Mexico.

La Pimienta, now fully operational, is located in the state of Campeche and is the second largest operational solar plant in Mexico, stated Atlas.

The plant will supply energy to CFE under a 15-year contract to support the power needs of the Yucatan peninsula.

La Pimienta is composed of more than a million solar panels, which are spread across 651 hectares.

La Pimienta represents the first large-scale solar renewable energy investment in Campeche, with the participation of the Interamerican Development Bank (IDB), National Bank of Public Works and Services (Banobras), MUFG Bank, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) and Société Générale.

"We are very proud that our largest project to date is now fully operational. This project is very special for us, as we are able to supply clean energy to the Yucatan Peninsula and avoid the emission of more than 1.7 million tons of CO2,” said Camilo Serrano, General Manager for Atlas Renewable Energy in México.

[Staff Report]

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