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    Work progresses on the Central de Abasto Power Plant

    August 1, 2022 - CE Noticias Financieras


      Work on the Photovoltaic Power Plant at Mexico City 's Central de Abasto(Ceda) is progressing: the first modules that will form part of two 0.5 megawatt systems, which will operate under the distributed generation scheme and supply energy to the common areas, have already been installed.

      In recent days, this first stage began, where 600 panels will be placed, each weighing 29 kilograms, two meters high and one meter wide; they are made of polycrystalline silicon, so they can generate up to 530 watts individually.

      José Alberto Valdés Palacios, general director of Energy Development and Sustainability of Mexico City's Secretariat of Economic Development, said that this project is part of Ciudad Solar, an energy sustainability strategy that promotes the efficient use of energy and renewable sources in the public and private sectors of the country's capital.

      In an interview with El Heraldo de México, the public servant highlighted the main benefits.

      "These distributed generation plants enter directly to the consumption of common areas of the Central de Abasto, which are common areas that pay high electricity rates, there costs are lowered and significant savings are generated for the benefit of the Central de Abasto.

      "Then comes the other system, the second stage, which is already the centralized generation, where very important benefits are generated, such as, for example, waterproofing in the warehouses, the expensive processes that are produced from the generation of electricity, all this is resulting in improvements in operating conditions and improvements in the economy of the Central", he explained.

      The entire project will be completed in December 2022 and its operation avoids the emission of 790 tons of carbon dioxide each year, so it is estimated that, in 25 years of operation, the photovoltaic systems will have avoided the emission of carbon dioxide.

      "We want Mexico City to join (this type of project), since we will no longer be installing refineries or other such things, or power plants," he said.



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