To develop the project, New World has formed a consortium called "Electrica Sureste" or "Southeast Electric" with a number of municipalities -- future buyers of the power along with local Zapotec Indians -- in the states of Oaxaca, Tabasco and Vera Cruz. He also said that New World's current land leases, at La Ventosa in Oaxaca, could support several thousands megawatts of wind power. Because of the Zapotec involvement, the project is being named for the Zapotec words "ancient wind" -- the Electrica "Bi Yooxho" wind energy development. Craig noted too that the area's pilot project, of Danish Vestas turbines with the federal utility, CFE, had an average capacity factor of "well over" 50% since installed by New World in 1994.
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