SOWITEC RECEIVES AN ENVIRONMENTAL PERMIT FOR 200 MEGAWATT SOLAR PARK IN MEXICO
Sonnenbühl, November 16, 2018 – The SOWITEC Group, one of the leading developers of renewable energy projects in the wind and solar sectors, has received an environmental approval for its solar park in the state of Chihuahua in Mexico, thus reaching an important milestone in the project development. With a plant capacity of 200 megawatts, the project is one of the largest in Mexico. The solar park will generate 500 GWh of electricity per year and contribute to avoiding 250,000 t CO2. The entire project development, including the environmental study, was carried out by SOWITEC Mexico. The next step is the preparation for participation in an auction in order to secure a power purchase agreement. Commissioning is expected to take place within the next two years...
Ventos da Bahia — Brazil
Last Friday (August, 31st), in Brazil, the auction known as A-6/2018 took place under the control of the National Electric Energy Agency (ANEEL). An amount of 2.1 GW of electricity generation capacity was contracted encompassing 1.25 GW of wind parks, 457,7 MW of hydroelectric plants and 391 MW of thermoelectric plants. These projects will require an estimated total investment of R$ 7.68 billion (i.e. US$1.85 Billion). The average price of electricity of the hydro projects was R$ 181,48 / MWh, thermal projects R$ 179,85 / MWh while the average price of electricity of the wind projects was R$ 90,45 / MWh (i.e. US$22.29/MWh)...
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panelist in UNODC Convention in Vienna
SOWITEC had their voice in the last Conference of the States Parties in the United Nations Convention Against Corruption, 7th Session; held in Vienna-Nov 2017.Read more
Wind Project Catrihuala in Chile
SOWITEC Chile started an early participation process with an indigenous community in order to see if they are willing to go through the assessment of a wind power project on their land. It led to the second early social engagement agreement (AVP) promoted by the National Sustainability and Climate Change Agency. This process enabled the community to work along with other stakeholders, authorities and the company to build the trust needed to engage in the development of such a project. They concluded that their cultural heritage, environmental wealth and economic development are not threatened, but fostered by such an initiative from the renewable energy sector.
Solar Project Aurora in Chile
SOWITEC Chile realized the first early social engagement agreement promoted by the National Sustainability and Climate Change Agency, setting a new benchmark how local stakeholders can get involved previous to the implementation of renewable energy projects in Chile. The participation of the local communities led to a voluntary pre-investment agreement among all parties in July 2016. Two years later, in July 2018, the local communities, the company and authorities meet again to analyze the impacts of such a participation process on the local community.
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