Atlas Renewable Energy’s La Pimienta solar plant is fully operational. The plant, located in the state of Campeche, has a capacity of 300 MW, making it the second largest solar plant in Mexico. The plant will supply energy to CFE under a 15-year contract to support the electricity needs of the Yucatan peninsula.
“La Pimienta is a unique project that will create an echo among other companies; investors know that all companies that come in good faith and are committed to the environment are welcome,” said the Secretary of the Government that Aníbal Ostoa Ortega, representing the governor of the State of Campeche, Layda Sansores.
“Our governments’ commitment to clean energy and energy transition is paying off for the good of our countries and the planet,” said Dorothy Ngutter, US Consul General in Merida, representing Ken Salazar, US Ambassador to Mexico.
La Pimienta is composed of more than one million solar panels, spread over 651 hectares. The solar plant will generate about 789 GWh per year. La Pimienta represents the first major solar renewable energy investment in Campeche, with the participation of high-caliber institutions including the Interamerican Development Bank (IDB), National Bank of Public Works and Services (Banobras), MUFG Bank, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp. (SMBC), and Société Générale.
“We are very proud that our largest project to date is fully operational,” commented Camilo Serrano, general manager for Atlas Renewable Energy in México. “This project is very special for us, because we will be able to supply clean energy to the Yucatan Peninsula and avoid the emission of more than 1.7 million tons of CO2. In addition, we will be able to promote unique social programs and environment that contribute to the well-being of surrounding communities and preservation of local ecosystems.