News / IPPToday #56: 843 MW of solar submitted for environmental approval in Mexico

IPPToday #56: 843 MW of solar submitted for environmental approval in Mexico

🕔 September 13, 2017
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Mexico’s Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources (Semarnat) has received six large-scale PV projects for environmental approval  with a combined capacity of 843.6 MW. Four developers requested the permits to develop the solar projects in different parts of the country.

The largest project is for the construction of the 330 MW Pachamama II project in Tepeyahualco, in the state of Puebla. The solar plant, submitted by Enr NL S. A. DE C. V., will include the construction of a 4-kilometer transmission line and the installation of 942,857 solar modules.

The 200 MW Proyecto Fotovoltaico La Barca, the second biggest, is under development by Palo Fierro Solar S.R.L. DE C.V. The facility will be located in the municipality of La Barca, Jalisco. The permission was requested by Vega Solar 10, S.A.P.I. DE C.V.

The 99.9 MW Parque Solar Fotovoltaico San Pedro, will be developed in the municipality of Guerrero, Chihuahua. The project involves 351,360 panels and a 1.29 kV transmission line. The permit for this project was requested by Helio Chihuahua S. A. P. I. DE C.V.

Palo Fierro Solar S.R.L. DE C.V also requested permission for other two photovoltaic plants in the state of Sonora. The solar plants are Proyecto Palo Fierro Solar and the Proyecto Palo Fierro Solar I, of 80 MW each. They are expected to be constructed near Hermosillo, Sonora, the state capital.

The sixth project is a 53.7 MW photovoltaic plant named Rumorosa Solar submitted by Energia Sierra de Suarez Holding S. DE R.L. DE C.V. to be built in a 135.63-hectare surface at the municipality of Tecate, Baja California.

According to sources, the Goverment of Mexico announced that 80 bids were submitted in the country's third electric auction.

As we reported in early August, Mexico's Energy Secretariat (SENER) announced that the country’s state-owned development banks were to finance 964 MW of wind and solar capacity across three projects.

ntities that will be in charge of the financing are the National Bank of Foreign Trade (Bancomext), National Financiera (Nafin) and the National Bank of Works and Public Services (Banobras)

The projects to be financed were the winners of the second electric auction that took place in September 2016. These were namely: 

Project MW Owner
Reynosa III Wind 424 Zuma Energia
Mezquite Wind 250 Cubico Sustainable
Solem Solar 290

We have reported on other energy projects in Mexico:

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