CFE chief Manuel Bartlett dismissed the document falsification matter as a minor issue and charged that the real problem at hand was that the previous federal government granted an excessive number of permits to renewable energy companies. As a result such energy is concentrated in some parts of the national grid and causes “imbalances,” he said. Bartlett said the government’s position of halting the connection of new renewable energy projects to the national system will be maintained and railed against an arrangement that allows private and renewable energy firms to avoid paying for the use of CFE transmission lines.
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A CFE official offered that the system’s failure was a result of indiscriminate granting of permits to wind and solar energy producers. In addition, said Mario Morales Vielmas, the government’s efforts to stabilize the electrical network had been thwarted by the judicial system’s rulings against a new energy policy that was intended to give the government more control over the network.
On Nov. 26, a fire was reported at the nacelle of a Gamesa G80-2 MW turbine at Enel Green Power's (EGP) Stipa Nayaa wind farm in Oaxaco, Mexico. Gamesa completed construction and development of the 74 MW facility, formerly known as Bii Nee Stipa II, for Enel last year and serves as the wind farm's operations and maintenance (O&M) provider.
Twenty-two people were injured yesterday following protests over the construction of a wind farm owned by Spain's Gas Natural Fenosa in Mexico's southern state of Oaxaca, Agence France-Presse reported, citing local prosecutor Manuel de Jesus Lopez.
The killing of a man during a demonstration against wind plant construction in the Mexican state of Oaxaca has brought new weight to allegations of death threats against local protestors from the indigenous Zapaoteca community.
How safe would giant wind turbines, power stations, high voltage lines, and a dump proposed for East County be during a powerful earthquake? Consumer advocates and area residents are raising those questions-and the answers in some cases are unsettling.