Currently under construction, the Baja California Sur power station, also known as the Planta CC Baja California Sur, or the Tres Virgenes CC, is a gas fired power project that is based in Mexico’s La Paz, Baja California Sur state.
The project is said to be a Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) power plant, suggesting that it relies on gas and steam turbines to be employed in combination to have a greater effect unlike how it would be if used independently.
Construction works on the Baja California Sur power station began in 2023, regardless of facing opposition from the private sector.
The project funding
It is said that the Comisión Federal de Electricidad invested a staggering 9.8 billion Mexico pesos for the execution of the project.
A power utility company, Comisión Federal de Electricidad fully owns the project and it is overseeing its undertaking. The company is experienced in carrying out generation, transmission, distribution as well as supply of electricity. It also specializes in the commercialization of electricity.
The company uses a number of renewable energy sources to produce electricity. These sources include thermal sources, coal-fired sources, hydro, wind, solar, geothermal as well as nuclear power plants.
The Baja California Sur power station project’s capacity
The CCGT Power Plant project boasts 327 MW. Subsequent to the construction works beginning in 2023, the project is expected to commence commercial operations next year.
Comisión Federal de Electricidad purchases, transports, imports, exports, as well as sells fuel oil and natural gas. Normally, the company plans, carries out projects along with installations, per the requirements of the national electricity system.
It has its headquarters based in Juarez, a Federal District in Mexico. The company also provides services for residential, commercial agricultural and industrial customers. It also serves state as well as central agencies.
Similarly, the New Fortress Energy, a financier, designer, and also a builder of gas-fired power generation as well as industrial facilities, ramped up construction works at its Baja California Sur’s gas fired power plant. The 135 MW power plant was anticipated to supply electricity to the local grid in the second quarter of 2021.