International power producer InterGen on Aug. 4 announced that the San Luis de la Paz power plant began commercial operations near the municipality of San Luis de la Paz, Guanajuato, Mexico.
The plant, located approximately 160 miles from Mexico City, is US$217 million, 205-MW combined-cycle natural gas-fired project. The plant was built on a tract of land adjacent to the Bajio power plant, a facility majority owned and operated by InterGen. The new facility will sell a majority of its power to a mining company in a neighboring state under a 20-year power delivery agreement. The remaining power will be made available to industrial users in the region.
“We are committed to expanding our business in Mexico and providing energy solutions to a variety of customers in the country,” said Neil H. Smith, InterGen’s president and CEO. “InterGen is celebrating its 20th year in business in 2015. With the milestone of our new San Luis de la Paz plant now generating power, I am very pleased that we have taken another important step toward our future growth.”
InterGen is a global power generation firm with 12 power plants in operation, representing a total generation capacity of 7,892 MW (6,306 net equity MW). In addition, InterGen operates three compression facilities and a 65-kilometer gas pipeline, and has invested in a 155-MW wind farm. These facilities are located in the United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Mexico and Australia. InterGen is jointly owned by the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and China Huaneng Group/Guangdong Yudean Group.