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Mexico's first utility-scale wind project is on line. The $2.2 million plant, the 1.6 MW La Venta Wind Farm in Oaxaca state, went on line in late July, says Roberto Cadenas Tovar of the Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE), the national government run utility. Construction of the turn-key project -- seven 225 kW Vestas V-27s from Denmark -- was started in April with New World Entec, the Mexican operation of New World Power Corp of Lime Rock, Connecticut in the US, as the official contractor (Windpower Monthly, January 1994). The project is funded by CFE, says Tovar. ABB Sistemas and CAEMSA were part of the turn-key consortium along with New World Entec SA de CV. New World personnel collaborated in important decisions regarding the project, says Cadenas Tovar.

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