Baja CFE Grid Connection

Ensenada, BC-  The company Nova Energy Infrastructure (IENOVA) announced that participates in the project of uniting the peninsula of Baja California with the national power grid of the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE).

The interconnection provided by the CFE will leave Sonora, from the area of power transmission Caborca and pass through the northwest end of that entity, connecting the peninsula with the mainland solid, as referred Tania Ortiz, head of development IEnova.

The work will be tendered next year through a public-private partnership, known by its acronym PPP between the CFE and the company winning the tender launched by the Federal Government by the end of 2016 or early 2017 as announced by the Secretariat energy (SENER).

Debra Reed, president of the board of directors of Sempra Energy, a holding IEnova revealed that as part of interest Ienova in the project already had meetings in Mexico City with authorities SENER, CFE, PEMEX, the Ministry of Finance, the National Center for energy Control (CENACE) and the National Center for Control of Natural gas (CENAGAS), organizations linked to the secretariat will be responsible for the distribution networks of electricity and natural gas.

They report that the project, which takes at least a decade assessment will consist of the construction and commissioning of a line of direct current that would go from Sonora to Baja California (BC), with capacity of 1,000 megawatts and a length of 700 linear kilometers, which means an estimated 1 billion 213 million dollars, according to figures from Pedro Joaquin Coldwell, Secretary of Energy, during a recent meeting with the Regional Chamber of Commerce of San Diego in Mexico city investment.

Ensure that the benefits of connecting to Baja California with the National Interconnected System involve greater operability of the national network by the National Center for Energy Control and greater capacity for integration of renewable energy with high potential areas, and reducing operating costs in power plants operating in Baja California, Coldwell said.

They emphasize that the State of Baja California has never been connected to the national grid but has been part of the power grid of Southern California.



  1. Lance Westerlund
    Posted August 30, 2016 at 08:07 | Permalink | Reply

    Very difficult to read, the translation is confusing.

    • bajadock
      Posted August 30, 2016 at 09:15 | Permalink | Reply

      LW, translation, especially on technical info, is always sketchy. SUMMARY: Baja electrical system has been connected to SoCal, will be connected to mainland Mexico.

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