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New CFE power plant to produce more for less

Merida, Q.R. — The government of Yucatan has presented a project that will see the construction of a new Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) power plant to generate more electricity at a lower rate for the peninsula.

Yucatan Governor Mauricio Vila Dosal along with the corporate director of operations of the Federal Electricity Commission Carlos Morales Mar, presented the project for the new Mérida IV power generation plant.

The Mérida IV plant will be located within the premises of the Mérida Thermoelectric Power Plant and be a Combined Cycle Power Plant, that is, it will be able to operate on both natural gas and diesel with its first phase operating during the summer of 2021. That phase will begin offering 500 Megawatts of capacity. The plan contemplates an expansion of its capacity to an additional 1,000 MW in three years.

This new plant is the result of a collaboration between the Secretary of Energy, Rocío Nahle García, the director of CFE, Manuel Bartlett Díaz and the director of the National Gas Control Center Natural, Elvira Daniel Kabbaz Zaga.

The goal of the project is to rescue and strengthen generation capacity and overcome the deterioration of the CFE’s generation plants and facilities.