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Mexico: CFE innaugurates 25 MW Los Humeros III Phase A geothermal plant

Innauguration ceremony, Los Humeros III Phase A by CFE (source: Pueblo.gob.mx)
Alexander Richter 23 Nov 2017

CFE innaugurates the 25 MW Los Humeros III Phase A geothermal power plant in the State of Pueblo, Mexico, bringing the total capacity of the Los Humeros geothermal field to 94 MW.

Jaime Hernández, General Director of Mexico’s Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) Jaime Hernández, inaugurated the Los Humeros III – Phase A geothermal power plant in the State of Puebla, Mexico. The plan has an installed power generation capacity of 25 MW and an estimated investment volume of $47 million. The new plant represents CO2 emission savings of 131,000 tonnes per year.

The owner of the CFE, stressed that with the new Geothermal Power Plant, the “Los Humeros” complex will have a total installed capacity of 94 megawatts. This is equivalent to enough energy to light at least 60,000 homes.

During his participation, José Antonio Gali Fayad, Constitutional Governor of the State of Puebla, said that thanks to the work of the Federal Government through the CFE, the country has one of the best electric power systems in the world.

Currently, Mexico ranks sixth worldwide in geothermal electricity generation. About 20 percent of the electric power in the country comes from clean energy, of which three quarters is generated by the CFE. With this, the Commission demonstrates the commitment it has with its customers to provide them with a quality service that also takes care of the environment.

The equipment of the plant was provided by Alstom.

Source: CFE, Pueblo