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Enal forsees 2,500 MW private development potential in Mexico

Avenida de la Reforma, Mexico City, Mexico (source: flickr/ Enrique Dans, creative commons)
Francisco Rojas 13 Jul 2015

ENAL expects that of the 4000 MW of geothermal power being considered, between 2000-2500 will be open for private investors and the rest will be given to the CFE.

Mexico being the fourth country with largest geothermal resources worldwide has big plans for Geothermal. This renewable technology is seen as one of the most attractive technologies to meet the electricity demand in the near future for Mexico, with an expected yearly growth of 4 percent on average between 2015 to 2029 according to El Financiero.

High hopes are set for the round zero for geothermal since at the end of the current month, the deadline for the country’s Secretariat of Energy (Sener) will come up and the final list of geothermal fields that the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE), will open to private investment will be published.

Gerado Hiriart, CEO of ENAL stated for the Mexican newspaper that they foresee that out of the 4000 MW of geothermal power being surveyed, between 2000-2500 will be open for private investors.

Source: El Financiero

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