Energy

A group of farmers invest to build an ethanol plant in Tamaulipas
Tamaulipas-based company Bioenergeticos Mexicanos (Biomex) has been building an ethanol plant for a few months in the Valle Hermoso municipality, whose production will be sold to Pemex, its CEO, Benito Lopez Martinez, recently told in an interview to El Financiero paper. The plant, to be named Tama...
ABB to implement STATCOM technology for Iberdrola’s wind project
The Mexican government has set an ambitious goal. It expects that by 2024, 35% of its energy needs will be fulfilled through renewable sources. As part of this objective, Iberdrola, the largest private electricity company in Mexico, is investing in its facilities with the goal of reaching 1,500 mega...
Acciona Energia starts construction work on its fifth wind farm in Mexico
Spain-based Acciona Energia announced it has started construction work on the fifth wind farm under its ownership in Mexico: El Cortijo, a 168-megawatt (MW) facility located in the Northern State of Tamaulipas, which will represent an investment of US$ 221 million (210 million euros at current excha...
ACCIONA Energía to build its first solar plant in Sonora, Mexico
Spain-based ACCIONA Energía, in a joint venture with Mexico’s Tuto Energy, has been awarded the supply of 478 gigawatt-hours (GWh) of renewable energy and the corresponding amount in clean energy certificates (CELs) in the second long-term energy auction for the wholesale electric power market ...
Acciona Energia wins 52.04 MW of wind capacity in Mexico's third clean power auction
Acciona Energia announced it has been awarded 52.04 MW of capacity in the third long-term auction held in the Mexican wholesale electricity market, as confirmed in the presentation of the definitive results of the tender called by the Secretary of State for Energy (SENER) and the National Energy Con...
Acciona Energy starts up US$ 235 million wind farm in Tamaulipas
Acciona Energy announced it has begun the start-up of the 183-MW El Cortijo wind farm in Tamaulipas, Northern Mexico, the first to enter service of those associated with the Energy reform in the country. Fifteen months after the start of construction work the company grid connected the first wind t...
Acciona inks US$ 24.5 million deal to lay power distribution lines in Mexico
Spain-based energy firm Acciona announced it has been selected by Mexico's state-owned utility company Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE) to build a power line from the Topolobampo III combined cycle power plant, involving four separate design and construction jobs —two transmission lines and ...
Acciona wind farm in Tamaulipas enters wholesale power market in Mexico
The El Cortijo wind farm, owned by Spain-based Acciona, just became the first energy installation––conventional or not––to enter commercial operation within the framework of Mexico’s Wholesale Electricity Market (MEM). The plant is also the first to go into service from those awarded in th...
Acciona, Tuto Energy secure US$264 million financing to build solar farm in Sonora
Spain-based Acciona Energia and Mexican company Tuto Energy, owners of the Puerto Libertad photovoltaic complex in Sonora state, Northern Mexico, with a 50% stake each, have signed a financing agreement for the 404-MWp plant with four banks: The North American Development Bank (NADB), Banco Nacional...
Acciona’s Mexican photovoltaic plant will be 50% bigger than originally planned
The Puerto Libertad photovoltaic plant in the State of Sonora, Mexico, will see its capacity increased by 50% to 339 MWp (270 MW rated capacity) following the signature of a private purchase agreement between Acciona Energia and Tuto Energy. Both companies are involved in the joint venture that owns...
AHMSA invests US$ 70 million to build a 100 MW power plant
Altos Hornos de Mexico (AHMSA) announced plans to invest US$ 70 million in the construction of a 100 MW power plant in Monclova, Coahuila, in order to meet 100% of their electrical needs under a self-supply system. "We currently cover 60% of our electricity consumption with our own plants, with thi...
Alten starts construction of 350 MW photovoltaic plant in Aguascalientes
Spain-based Alten Renewable Energy, in partnership with Cubico Sustainable Investments, started building a 350 MW photovoltaic (PV) plant in the municipality of El Llano, Aguascalientes, a project which local authorities claim to be the largest PV facility in Latin America. The Cubico Alten Aguasca...
Array Technologies to expand Mexican supply for its solar tracking technology
Albuquerque-based Array Technologies, Inc. (ATI), the global leader in tracking systems, is expanding its supply chain footprint to include local manufacturing in Mexico for their solar tracking technology, the company revealed in a press release. Working with high-quality vendors and local par...
Arroyo Energy secures US$ 126 million financing to build gas-fired power plant in Nuevo Leon
Arroyo Energy Investors, a Texas-based subsidiary of BE Investment Holding focused in power generation projects, has secured a US$ 126 million financing to build a gas-fired power plant in the municipality of Pesqueria, Nuevo Leon, northern Mexico. Natixis, New York Branch, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking ...
Atlas Renewable Energy acquires the Guajiro solar project in Hidalgo
Atlas Renewable Energy, a developer formed by UK-based private investment firm Actis, announced that it acquired from SunPower Corp. the Guajiro solar project in Mexico, with a planned capacity of 126.5 megawatts (MWp) peak (101.4 MW), in the municipality of Nopala de Villagran, state of Hidalgo. T...
Atlas Renewable Energy lands US$105 million financing to build solar plant in Hidalgo
Atlas Renewable Energy, a developer formed by UK-based private investment firm Actis, along with Mexico’s National Bank of Foreign Trade (Bancomext) recently announced the closure of a long-term financing agreement for the construction for the Guajiro Solar Project that will be located in the sta...
Avant Energy to build US$ 200 million network of fuel storage terminals in El Bajio
Avant Energy, a Mexican energy infrastructure developer, announced that it will build a network of terminals to supply refined petroleum products from the Port of Altamira, Tamaulipas to the Bajio region of North-Central Mexico. The network, known as "SUPERA" (Suministro de Petroliferos Altamira–B...
Avant Energy to invest US$ 500 million in fuel storage and distribution project
Avant Energy announced it will invest US$ 500 million in its SUPERA project, up from US$ 200 million initially estimated, to increase the operating capacity of the terminals that make up the network. The SUPERA project, which stands for Suministro de Petrolíferos Altamira-Bajio (Altamira-Bajio Pet...
Blackstone Energy Partners builds US$ 600 million power plant in Guadalajara
Fisterra Energy, a company majority owned by energy-focused private equity fund Blackstone Energy Partners, and global private equity fund, Blackstone Capital Partners, announced it has achieved a financial closing for the Tierra Mojada project, a US$ 600 million combined-cycle gas turbine (CCGT) po...
BMW taps fellow German developer BayWa to build solar farm for its San Luis Potosi plant
BMW has signed a long-term power purchase agreement with Germany-based BayWa for the development and supply of a photovoltaic (PV) farm to supply 252 MWh of power per year to the new manufacturing facility that the automaker currently builds in San Luis Potosi, Mexico.  The deal was closed for a t...

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