Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Mexico: 50 MW Los Azufres III Phase I Geothermal Power Plant Inaugurated

Mexico inaugurates 50 MW geothermal plant (SeeNews Renewables)

The Mexican government officially inaugurated on Friday the Los Azufres III Phase I geothermal power plant of 50 MW, installed in the state of Michoacan via a public tender.

The plant, worth some USD 70 million (EUR 62.8m), was built by Diamante Azufres SA de CV and is able to offset over 177,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions per year.

Mexico's state-owned utility Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE) is now planning the next Los Azufres III Phase II plant in the same area, with a 25-MW capacity.

Mexico has set a target to expand renewable and clean power generation to 35% of total electricity by 2024 versus 25% at present.

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