Wind farms are being erected in Yucatán. Photo: Getty

Mérida, Yucatán — Two wind farm projects will begin construction in April, reports the head of the Economic Development Secretariat (Sefoe), Ernesto Herrera Novelo.

They will be along the coast at Dzilam de Bravo and in San Ignacio, along the Puerto Progreso road south of the port, he said.

Herrera Novelo added that Sefoe is working with indigenous people who live near the region, and who are concerned that construction work will endanger Mayan relics.

By the second half of next year, the project are projected to be in a position to generate energy and sell it to the Federal Electricity Commission.

Herrera Novelo said that eventually nine parks — four wind farms and five photovoltaic solar plants — will produce 35 percent of the energy consumed in the entity. One, in Ticul, will be the largest solar farm in Latin America.

The head of Sefoe said that the wind farms of Dzilam de Bravo and San Ignacio will generate two billion dollars in foreign direct investment for Yucatán, which will create approximately 3,000 jobs in the state.

Source: Desde el Balcón

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