The Mexican Wind Atlas is up and running
Mexico, Feb 19 (Notimex) .- With an investment of 34.6 million pesos, the first stage of the project "Atlas Eólico Mexicano" was launched, through which precise data of the temperature and wind speed will be sent, the Ministry of Energy (Sener, for its acronym in Spanish), informed.
The federal agency said that the inauguration of this first stage of the "Mexican Wind Atlas" was carried out on February 15, at the Tepexi de Rodríguez Technological Institute, in the state of Puebla.
The project is coordinated by the National Institute of Electricity and Clean Energy (INEEL, for its acronym in Spanish), with the participation of the Directorate General of Clean Energy of the Sener, the Management of Civil Engineering Projects (GEIC, for its acronym in Spanish) of the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE, for its acronym in Spanish) and the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM, for its acronym in Spanish).
This project also has the collaboration of the Technical University of Denmark through the Technical Cooperation Agreement that Mexico has signed with that country, the Energy Secretariat mentioned in a statement.
This stage of the "Mexican Wind Atlas", detailed, has received the financial support of the Fund for the Energy Transition and the Sustainable Use of Energy (Fotease, for its acronym in Spanish) with an investment of 34.6 million pesos.
It consists of the installation and operation of seven 80 meter high towers equipped with anemometers, pyrometers, lightning rods, photovoltaic solar panels and satellite link equipment to send precise data of temperature and wind speed.
These data will have a mesh resolution of four to 10 kilometers and will be sent in 10-minute time slots, which will be processed in software developed at the Technical University of Denmark.
This will strengthen the information and develop the capacity to make possible the planning of the exploitation of the wind resource in Mexico for the large-scale, medium-scale and small-scale power generation, including the dedicated valuation of the wind resource and localization tools for the purposes of planning, he added.
The towers are operating strategically in the States of Puebla (Tepexi de Rodríguez); Yucatán (Mérida); Tamaulipas (San Fernando); Baja California (La Rumorosa); Chihuahua (Cd. Cuauhtémoc); Oaxaca (Juchitán, CERTE-INEEL) and Jalisco (Ojuelos), to which new sites will be added that will carry out measurements until mid-2020.
Through the generation of wind data bases with numerical models and measured data bases, as well as high resolution wind maps, the Mexican Wind Atlas has been promoted by Sener.
This is to offer society in general, developers of wind projects and investors, an accessible and free platform, validated under the accepted standards by the international wind industry on the wind resource available in Mexico, which will accelerate investments in the development of wind farm in Mexico.