Energía Sustentable SA de CV (ESSA) was formed to develop wind energy projects to sell electricity directly to industrial plants in Mexico. We are currently developing a project in the state of Baja California in the U.S.-Mexico border named “WIND ENERGY IN BAJA”.
TYPE OF BUSINESS:
CURRENT STAGE OF PROJECT:
FIRST STAGE INVESTMENT (10MW):
WIND ENERGY IN BAJA.
Energía Sustentable S.A. de C.V. (ESSA).
Tijuana, B. México.
Wind energy generation project for direct sale to industrial plants, to be developed in stages. The first stage will generate 10MW with the possibility of growth to 50MW.
La Rumurosa - El Hongo, municipio de Tecate, Estado de Baja California, México.
Selling energy in México, long term project.
Joint Venture Promotion.
29 million dolars.
Arturo Carrillo email firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE ENERGY MARKET IN CALIFORNIA AND BAJA CALIFORNIA:
The demand for energy in all of California and the growth of the state is well known. Moreover, California does not produce enough energy to fill this demand. Baja California in particular has extremely high electricity prices and a large manufacturing sector. Wind energy generation projects have been developed in several parts of Mexico and the legal basis for their development is well established. Additionally, a 1992 law removed the control of the federal monopoly, the Federal Electrical Commission, of the energy sector. This Law of Public Service of Electrical Energy made possible the production of electricity and direct sale to consumers by private companies.
Wind energy projects have therefore emerged as a significant opportunity in Baja California, as there are two areas near Tijuana and the US-Mexico border with ample wind resources for profitable energy generation; el Hongo and la Rumorosa. They are adjacent, roughly 50 miles east of the city of Tijuana. The government of the state of Baja California Norte has a 10MW project in operation in this location and there are several projects under development by international and local companies – by 2015 it is expected that seven projects will be in operation and producing 740MW of energy.
PROJECT DESCRIPTION AND ADVANCES
The project is planned to be developed in a parcel of 741.3 acres (300 hectares) near the border with the United States, in the same wind path as energy generation projects in Palm Springs and Jacumba in the United States and the Rumorosa development of the Mexican government. This area has wind speeds that are feasible for this type of projects (7m/sec). The project will produce 10MW in its first stage, and in the long run will be expanded to a 50MW capacity.
The meso-level wind analysis for the energy generation project is now complete and has been conducted in accordance to the data base for wind currents published by the U.S. Department of Energy, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The design of a model of 7-8 m/seconds intensity wind regions in the area has served as the basis for the selection of the optimum site for this development.
The selection of the area also took into account the legal status of the property, making sure that it was of private ownership so as to further ensure the future of the project.
ESSA has 741.3 acres (300 hectares) of private property near the US border. Micro-measurements at the site are about to begin to further assess the speed and quality of localized wind currents.
Energía Sustentable S. A. de C. V.
FINANCIAL ASPECTS OF THE PROJECT
Financial analysis shows attractive rate of returns (17.9%) for the sale of energy the industrial partner considering market sales prices. These calculations have been undertaken with conservative projections as on the current energy market.
Total investment is roughly 29 million USD for the development of the first stage of 10 MW; 3.35 million dollars are required for studies, project permits, and payments for the land.
The period of the investment for the first stage of project, 10 MW, is four years. For the next stages of 50 MW, the investment and construction period is five years.
ESSA, Baja California Company have long experience in urban planning projects, real estate development, and other construction projects in the state of Baja California and across Mexico.
Terms and Conditions:
The presented information in a schematic way the conditions of the Project, to obtain more information will be required to establish contact with Energia Sustentable to sign contract of confidentiality of handling of information. January 2014 email. email@example.com