Friday, August 16, 2013

Mexico Touts Increase in Power Generating Capacity

MEXICO CITY – President Enrique Peña Nieto touted a nearly 2,000-MW increase in the installed capacity of Mexico’s electricity system.

He made his remarks at the Manuel Alvarez Moreno thermoelectric complex, which is located in the Pacific port of Manzanillo and has recently seen its power generating capacity boosted by 1,413 MW.

Now with total installed capacity of 2,754 MW, equivalent to the electrical energy demand of the Mexican capital, that complex is the second largest nationwide, Peña Nieto said.

In addition, he said three new electrical plants began operating Wednesday: an internal combustion facility in Baja California Sur, a combined-cycle natural gas plant in Chihuahua and a geothermal plant in Puebla.

Mexico Touts Increase in Power Generating Capacity

Friday, August 09, 2013

Manzanillo Thermometric is polluting 80% less

The Thermoelectric plant upgrade has been completed  in the first stage, so that instead of generating 1,200 MW as it did earlier, today it generates 2,700 MW with a reduction in emissions of 80%. 

The Central in its past had four generating units, later six and all used fuel oil. The new combined cycle plants are turbine based using liquefied gas from the regasification. 

The project was formed with four modules, the first and the second burn liquefied at 100%, the third module was suitable for conversion to burn gas or fuel oil or a combination of both, the fourth module is pending for conversion and possible upgrade. 

It's worth remembering that In 1982, José López Portillo, President of the Republic at the time, opened this plant that delivered an installed generating capacity of 1,200 MW, then the intervention of then-President Miguel de la Madrid Hurtado, built a second stage was called Manzanillo Two consisting of two 350 MW generating units, using fuel oil as fuel.

Termo right now is ready to meet the President on Wednesday 14, to commission the re empowerment of this plant which makes it the largest of its kind in all of Latin America. 

Termoeléctrica deja de contaminar 80%
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