Baja California Sur power station

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Baja California Sur power station (Planta CC Baja California Sur, also known as Tres Virgenes CC) is a 327-megawatt (MW) gas-fired power station under construction in the state of Baja California Sur, Mexico.

Location

The map below shows the approximate location of the power station in Tres Virgenes, the state of Baja California Sur, Mexico.

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Project Details

  • Sponsor: Comisión Federal de Electricidad EPE[1]
  • Parent company: Comisión Federal de Electricidad EPE[2]
  • Location: Tres Virgenes, Baja California Sur, Mexico
  • Coordinates: 24.1048, -110.3387 (approximate)[3]
  • Gross generating capacity (construction): 327 MW

Background

The Comisión Federal de Electricidad is investing 9.8 billion Mexican pesos for the Baja California Sur power station which began construction in 2021 despite pushback from the private sector.[8][9] Due to the long construction period, Mexican President López Obrador has stated there may be a plant built in Baja California before 2024 to relieve the rolling blackouts which the Baja California Sur power station is ultimately meant to address.[10] Once built, New Fortress Energy Inc will be responsible for supplying natural gas to the power station.[11]

Articles and Resources

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Ocho proyectos de energía en el paquete de infraestructura". Energía a Debate. Archived from the original on May 3, 2021. Retrieved May 4, 2021.
  2. "Quiénes somos". Comisión Federal de Electricidad. Archived from the original on November 29, 2020. Retrieved May 4, 2021.
  3. "UTE - Global VII - Estudo de Impacto Ambiental (EIA)" (PDF). SENER - Secretaría de Energía - Gobierno de México. Archived (PDF) from the original on May 3, 2021. Retrieved May 4, 2021.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "El Sistema Eléctrico de Baja California Sur" (PDF). Comisión Federal de Electricidad. December 31, 2019. Archived (PDF) from the original on May 3, 2021. Retrieved May 4, 2021.
  5. "Se prerregistran empresas para 6 proyectos de ciclo combinado". Energía a Debate. Archived from the original on May 3, 2021. Retrieved May 4, 2021.
  6. Barrientos, Omar. "Anuncia CFE construcción de Central de Ciclo Combinado con capacidad de 327 MW". Global Energy. Archived from the original on February 22, 2021. Retrieved May 4, 2021.
  7. 7.0 7.1 García, Karol. "Aumentará 80% capacidad eléctrica del sistema de BCS". El Economista. Archived from the original on February 28, 2021. Retrieved May 4, 2021.
  8. "BNamericas - Mexico's CFE moves ahead with power plant te..." BNamericas.com. Retrieved 2021-07-01.
  9. "BNamericas - CFE plans to increase presence in Baja Calif..." BNamericas.com. Retrieved 2021-07-01.
  10. "Promised electric plant for Baja excluded from list of call for tenders". Mexico News Daily. 2021-05-21. Retrieved 2021-07-01.
  11. "New Fortress Energy Inks LNG Supply Deal with Mexico's CFE in Baja California Sur - Natural Gas Intelligence". Natural Gas Intelligence. 2021-03-29. Retrieved 2021-07-01.