Gas Power Generation plants leader the energy revolution in Mexico

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Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) plants are currently leading the way within the Mexican electricity market. From 15 power plants that the National Programme for Infrastructure 2014-2018 plan to open for bidding, seven are selected to be CCGT plants.

Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) plants are currently leading the way within the Mexican electricity market. From 15 power plants that the National Programme for Infrastructure 2014-2018 plan to open for bidding, seven are selected to be CCGT plants.

According to the guide “CCGT Opportunities in Mexico 2015 and beyond” published by FCBI Latam, between 2001 and 2003 energy generation from CCGT plants have doubled up, going from 5,521 MW to 11,832 MW. Nowadays there are five times more CCGT installed that in 1998.

The creation of the wholesale electricity market, established by the recent Energy Reform, opens new options to develop combined cycle plants. Private developers will be able to build plants independently and sell electricity to qualified users (with a minimum 3MW demand) or to the national utility, the Federal Commission of Electricity (CFE).

CCGT plants are the favourite option for power generation in Mexico given its high levels of efficiency. Moreover, being so close to Texas allows operators to have access to cheap fuel for their plants.

The guide “CCGT Opportunities in Mexico 2015 and beyond” includes details on the gas pipelines being built between Mexico and Texas which will allow the growth of CCGT plants in the country. It also outlines the different options to develop CCGT plants in the post Reform era.

To get a copy of the guide “CCGT Opportunities in Mexico 2015 and beyond” visit http://goo.gl/jzAiiq or get in touch with Mercedes Galindez in mercedes(at)fcbilatam(dot)com

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