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EDF Renewables Mexico has announced the operation of its first solar plant in Mexico.

The 119.6MWp Bluemex Power 1 solar plant has been developed following the release of tender by the Federal Electricity Commission in 2016.

The $110 million solar plant is located in Sonora.

The development of the system created 900 jobs and 18 permanent operation and maintenance posts, in partnership with Canadian Solar Inc.

The plant will generate 277GWh per annum.

EDF Renewables will perform asset management, operation and maintenance, and on-site dispatch and monitoring service to ensure operational performance, equipment availability and reduce downtime.

Country Manager for EDF Renewables Mexico, Gerardo Pérez Guerra, commented, “This project is contributing to Mexico’s international commitments concerning clean energy and is also playing a relevant role by supporting several social and environmental projects in the nearby community of San Fernando and municipality of Empalme.”