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La Mata La Ventosa

Developer: EDF Renewables
Operation & Maintenance: EDF Renewables
Power Puchaser: Walmart
Date of Operation: April 2010

La Mata La Ventosa wind farm is situated in the state of Oaxaca in southern Mexico, in the Tehuantepec Isthmus where wind resources are particularly favorable. It comprises 27 turbines with a capacity of 2.5 MW each, supplied by US manufacturer Clipper Wind power.

The electricity generated by the wind farm will meet the consumption needs of a number of stores owned by retailer Walmart Mexico, with whom a 15-year electricity supply agreement has been signed under the self-supply regulations of Mexico.