I believe we have a new world record. On this page in May 1994, the Electricity Corporation of New Zealand (ECNZ) claimed that its Vestas V27 225 kW near Wellington achieved its first one million kWh of generation in one year and three days, with a capacity factor of over 51%. We can now report that four of our seven Vestas V27 units installed at La Venta, Oaxaca, have all done better than that. The machines were started within seven days of each other in July 1994 and each achieved its first million kWh in April, June and July of the following year, taking 292 days, 337 days, 345, days, and 359 days respectively. The best machine cut 11 weeks off the New Zealand record. Its capacity factor for the year was 58.36%, with the lowest capacity factor of the four an impressive 55.42%. Can anybody beat that?
From Roberto Cadenas, Comision Federal de
Electricidad, Morelia, Mich., Mexico
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