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Dominica Wind Farm (Phase I and II)

Dominica Wind Farm (Phase I and II)

Climate and Environment Award

  • Author: Zofnass Program
  • Date Posted: 2016
  • Category:
  • Address: San Luis Potosi, MEXICO

Research director:

Dr. Andreas Georgoulias


Research core team:

Cristina Contreras, ENV-SP

Judith Rodriguez, ENV-SP


Case study written by:

Mabe García, Research Fellow

US $196 million investment

Installed capacity of 200 MW

Creation of 600 jobs

Reduction 303,000 T CO2

Phase: 1st phase started operation Nov 2014, 2nd phase started operation July 2015

Sponsor: Enel Green Power México

Dominica is a wind farm located in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, and built in two stages (I and II), completed in 2014 and 2015, respectively. With an installed capacity of 200 MW and an estimated annual production of 260 GWh, the wind farm avoids over 303,000 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2), the equivalent of taking 64,000 cars off the road. The project represents an investment of 346 million dollars and has generated more than 600 jobs during the construction stage, with 40% of the staff being local. In total, 15 companies were involved in the construction of the wind farm.

The sponsor, Dominica Energia Limpia, a subsidiary of Enel Green Power México, promoted social programs to empower local communities through farming and reforestation workshops, as well as training on how to feed cattle during periods of drought. The project also improved community infrastructure, building sport facilities in two local schools and installing solar panels in the area.


For further info, download executive summary in EN|SP and full text in EN|SP