PULSE NEWS MEXICO
Mexico’s state-run Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) announced Monday, June 6, that it is cancelling the Gunaa Sicarú wind farm, after five years of struggling to make it operative while battling protests from local residents.
In a statement, the CFE said that the project, which was located in the southern central state of Oaxaca, would be canceled along with an electricity supply contract it had signed with the French multinational Électricité de France.
The Gunaa Sicarú wind megaproject had been blocked from production by members of the local indigenous community of Hidalgo Union, who claimed that it violated their native lands in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec
This is the first time in more than 15 years that the Mexican government has canceled a wind project.
The decision was made as a result of a porlonged legal dispute with the indigenous community, that has been going on since the project first began five years ago.
Mexico’s Energy Secretariat (Sener) later issued a statement saying that “the Gunaa Sicarú Wind Power Plant has been deemed unfeasible.”