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More energy will be added to the power system


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    Between 2022 and 2025, the Government will incorporate 8,262 megawatts (Mw) of net installed energy capacity to the National Electric System.

    The Program for the Development of the National Electric System (Prodesen) 2022-2036 and the Indicative Program for the Incorporation of Power Plants identified certain plants as strategic for the strengthening of the country's energy policy.

    However, they do not mention which plants they are or their capacity, and only show the technologies that will be incorporated and the megawatts for each one.

    For example, combined cycle plants will be the most integrated in the next three years, with a capacity of 5,672 MW, followed by internal combustion with 1,466 MW and hydroelectric with 434 MW.

    The remaining 1,300 Mw of generation capacity is divided between solar, turbogas, batteries and geothermal technology.

    The document explains that the technology of the combined cycle and internal combustion plants provides greater flexibility with respect to those currently in operation.

    According to Prodesen, this capacity addition is established as "strategic and priority" projects to avoid short term power outages, especially in the Yucatan and Baja California peninsulas, and thus allow the integration of renewable energies.

    It adds that in order to maintain the reliability and sustainability of the SEN and integrate intermittent renewable energies, the development of new power plants is necessary.

    More capacity... dirty

    The incorporation of new generation capacity from 2022 to 2025 will be, for the most part, derived from fossil energy sources.

    GENERATION CAPACITY ADDITIONS BY TECHNOLOGY

    (Megawatts)

    TECHNOLOGY CAPACITY

    Combined cycle 5,672

    Internal combustion 1,466

    Hydroelectric 434

    Solar 420

    Turbogas 173

    Battery 72

    Geothermal 25

    Source: Prodesen

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