Mexican officials have reportedly said the country needs to install a large substation to ensure the construction of new wind farms in Oaxaca state in two years.

Although the state could represent 25 per cent of the country’s wind potential and 70 per cent of its installed wind capacity in 2024, the sector will be paralyzed unless the national government builds a new substation on the Tehuantepec isthmus, the report said. 

According to news site Noticiasnet.mx, Sinai Casillas, renewable energy director in the regional government, said the substation in Ciudad Ixtepec city is able to support 900 MW, only 500 MW of which will be available if local company Energia Eolica del Sur implements its wind project.