15 new clean energy plants located in eight states of the country
On November 22nd, , the ruling of the Third Long Term Electric Auction, carried out by the National Center for Energy Control and the Ministry of Energy, was announced and the assignees of the long term electricity coverage contracts was disclosed.
This contracts represent an approximate investment of USD 2.4 billion, and the construction of 15 new clean energy plants, located in eight states of the country that wil represent a total generation capacity of 2,730 MW.
The offered price for this auction of USD 20.57 per megawatt/hour is one of the lowest prices achieved internationally and Sonora, Nuevo León, Aguascalientes and Coahuila will be some of the beneficiary states.
Among the projects to be developed are included:
- Three wind power plants located in the state of Coahuila, with an estimated investment of USD 473 million
- Two photovoltaic power plants in the state of Aguascalientes
- Two power plants in the state of Nuevo Leon, one based on wind technology and the other on turbogas
- Four new photovoltaic power plants in the state of Sonora