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 gas-fueled power station in Tres Virgenes, Baja California Sur, Mexico.

Project Details

Table 1: Unit-level details for Baja California Sur power station

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology CHP[1] Start year Retired year
1 construction[2] gas[3] 327 MW combined cycle[4][5][3] not found 2024-2026 (planned)[6][7][8]

Table 2: Unit-level ownership details for Baja California Sur power station

Unit name Operator Owner Parent
1 Comisión Federal de Electricidad EPE[9] Comisión Federal de Electricidad EPE[100.0%][5] Comisión Federal de Electricidad EPE[100.0%][10]


Location

Table 3: Plant-level location details for Baja California Sur power station

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Baja California Sur power station Tres Virgenes, Baja California Sur, Mexico 24.1048, -110.3387 (approximate)[11]

The map below shows the approximate location of the power station.

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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.[12][2] 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.[13] New Fortress Energy Inc will be responsible for supplying natural gas to the power station from its nearby Pichilingue LNG Terminal.[14][15]In October 2022, Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador confirmed that plans to develop the Baja California Sur plant remained on track, while noting that the expected commissioning date had been pushed back to 2026.[8]

Articles and Resources

Additional data

To access additional data, including an interactive map of gas-fired power plants, a downloadable dataset, and summary data, please visit the Global Gas Plant Tracker on the Global Energy Monitor website.

References

  1. CHP = Combined Heat and Power
  2. 2.0 2.1 "BNamericas - CFE plans to increase presence in Baja Calif..." Archived from the original on March 4, 2021. Retrieved January 20, 2022.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "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.
  4. "Se prerregistran empresas para 6 proyectos de ciclo combinado". Energía a Debate. Archived from the original on May 3, 2021. Retrieved May 4, 2021.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Ocho proyectos de energía en el paquete de infraestructura". Energía a Debate. Archived from the original on May 3, 2021. Retrieved May 4, 2021.
  6. (PDF) https://web.archive.org/web/20221122160840/https://www.cfe.mx/finanzas/Documents/Plan%20de%20Negocios%202022-2026%20V48%20PUBLICA.pdf. {{cite web}}: |archive-url= requires |archive-date= (help); Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. 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. 8.0 8.1 https://web.archive.org/web/20221130164536/https://tribunadelapaz.com/amlo-anuncia-compra-new-fortress/. {{cite web}}: |archive-url= requires |archive-date= (help); Missing or empty |title= (help)
  9. Proctor, Darrell (March 1, 2022). "U.S. Natural Gas Key to Mexico's Power Buildout". POWER Magazine. Archived from the original on June 2, 2022. Retrieved July 11, 2022.
  10. "Quiénes somos". Comisión Federal de Electricidad. Archived from the original on November 29, 2020. Retrieved May 4, 2021.
  11. "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.
  12. "BNamericas - Mexico's CFE moves ahead with power plant te..." BNamericas.com. Retrieved 2021-07-01.
  13. "Promised electric plant for Baja excluded from list of call for tenders". Mexico News Daily. 2021-05-21. Retrieved 2021-07-01.
  14. "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.
  15. Weber, Harry (2021-07-14). "New Fortress begins commercial operations at LNG receiving terminal in Mexico". www.spglobal.com. Retrieved 2021-10-29.