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Environmental impact statement rejected
Audi’s proposed environmental impact statement for the photovoltaic power plant, sent to the authorities at the end of May, was rejected because it requires a regional analysis given the additional electricity infrastructure that will be required, the ministry said in a brief statement.
“From their initial conception, these types of projects require the establishment of a power plant, a power substation and internal transmission lines,” he said. The ministry added that it will assess any new environmental impact statement for the solar power plant submitted by Audi.
Solar panels for self-consumption only according to Audi
Audi Mexico said the solar panels he hoped to build were for self-consumption only and would be used “exclusively to perform part of the energy consumption that enables global production of the Audi Q5”.
“Audi Mexico complies with all legal requirements of the country, therefore it verifies the authorization of the already existing transmission station with the delivery of additional documentation requested by the competent authorities,” the company said in a statement on Saturday.
Mexico’s environment ministry announced on Friday that it had rejected a key environmental permit for a solar power plant that German automaker Audi – a subsidiary of the Volkswagen group – has proposed to build at its plant in the Mexican state of Puebla.