Mexico‘s wind power potential could reach 12,000 MW by 2020, says. Leopoldo Rodríguez, chairman of the Mexican Wind Energy Association (Amdee), speaking El Economista.

Mexico more than doubled its installed wind capacity last year, with the commissioning of 801 MW, bringing the total to 1370 MW, reports the Global Wind Energy Council.

Hydropower is currently the most common renewable source in the country with 16,000 MW of installed capacity.

Amdee has lobbied the government to introduce several reforms that will help to encourage the growth of wind power in Mexico, including more effective planning of transmission infrastructure and encouraging small producers, i.e. generating up to 300 MW.

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