Due to the industrial and demographic growth of the central area of Nuevo León (NL), and to meet the increase in electricity demand forecast, the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) plans to create new transmission infrastructure as well as the expansion of an existing line.
The new work will be the Regiomontano-Ladrillera high voltage transmission line (TL), which will start at the Regiomontano electric substation (SE) in Cadereyta Jiménez, and will end at the Ladrillera SE in Montemorelos, with a length of 70.7 kilometers, according to information from the CFE, although the state-owned company did not detail the amount of the investment.
It estimated that the construction time of the TL is 20 months, that it will start operations in May 2024 and that the investment will be around 359.5 million pesos.
"With the entry into operation of the project, it will be guaranteed the supply of electricity for a period of 30 years, with the required quality, reliability and safety, meeting the current and future electricity services of the area of influence of the project," says CFE.
And to reinforce transmission, CFE also has a project to expand the 115 kV electrical network of the Tecnológico-Lajas corridor.
The objective of the expansion project, adds the power company, is to develop the necessary infrastructure to guarantee, in the short and medium term, the supply of electric energy to the Montemorelos-Linares distribution area, both in normal conditions and under simple contingencies.
The feasible date for the entry into operation of this power line expansion project is November of this year.
CFE emphasizes that with the projects in operation, there will be a greater capacity to supply electricity in the distribution area, which encourages investment in new industrial, commercial and residential developments, among other benefits.
From October 2021 to the same month of 2022, 101 investments for new companies and expansions in the manufacturing, automotive, logistics, furniture, ICT and software sectors have arrived in Nuevo León, according to the state's Ministry of Economy.