The Walmart de Mexico company installed through wind farms and mini-hydro 300 megawatts of power capacity in the country. This capability would quadruple the current installed capacity of 67.5 megawatts.
Juan Andres Ruiz, Deputy Director of Sustainability and Energy Efficiency of Walmart Mexico and Central America, explained that the 300 megawatts will be sufficient to achieve the goal of generating 50 percent of Walmart's energy through renewable sources.
"We have projects for the coming years to reach meet one of our goals for 2015 is to have 50 percent of our energy from renewable sources. Right now we have about 15 percent, "said the specialist. Currently Walmart has a wind farm in Oaxaca and probably install one in the same region, although Ruiz Figueroa did not rule the possibility of contemplating another State of the Republic.
"In Mexico us and we will serve three years we put the wind project in Oaxaca. going to repeat in Oaxaca but we are also exploring other projects other areas, "he added. Regarding the possibility of trying with other technologies such as solar photovoltaic, Ruiz Figueroa said they require large tracts of land and currently have not found a project that meets the needs of the company.
"The advantage of wind farms is that in the same park can buy photovoltaic capacity while you need a lot more area in some cases and until now we have not found a project that covers these features and have lots of capacity.