The gas and combined cycle industry have future in countries like Mexico and Dominican Republic. While in Mexico, a natural gas thermal plant is under construction and a gas pipeline is about to be completed in the Morelos region to improve the country’s energy infrastructure, Dominican Republic is investing 250 million dollars in a combined cycle plant.
Investments in energy infrastructure are ongoing in countries like Mexico and Dominican Republic. In fact the Government Secretary of Mexico, Jorge Messeguer, announced completion in a few weeks of a pipeline that will create the necessary infrastructure in the region of Morelos, during the opening of the Sixth National Forum of the Mexican Institute of Finance Executives (IMEF).
Gas pipeline and thermal power plant in Morelos
Jorge Messeguer acknowledged that 2013 was a difficult year in economic growth, “but it was a year that sowed the bases with structural reforms that open the possibility of changes, new investment and business development opportunities for the country.”
On the progresses in Morelos, he explained that the first phase of the construction of the combined cycle power plant based on two natural gas turbines and one steam cycle is concluding, and although it is a Federal Government project, he said that the New Vision Government had contributed in negotiations between communities “to carry out major infrastructure projects”. This will mean that 80 % of the energy demand will be produced by the power plant.
Also the gas pipeline that will connect Morelos with Puebla divesting to Tlaxcala from there will be completed in a few days. In a first stage, the pipeline will fuel the Huexca thermoelectric plant “and will be the key plant that will feed power to Civac and other locations or businesses.”
But not only in Morelos. Currently natural gas pipelines are being built that will help reduce the deficit of this fuel in the central and western part of the country, as in the case of Morelos.
Combined cycle in Dominican Republic
The group AES Dominicana announced the implementation of a project to convert the Dominican Power Parnerts (DPP) generating facility into a combined cycle plant, increasing the plant’s generating capacity by 114 megawatts. The project will rise DPP total generation capacity currently at 210 megawatts, to 324 megawatts.
The investment worth 250 million dollars has achieved funding by using AES own plants as a guarantee.
The project, to be completed in 2016, will have a positive impact on the electricity service in the Greater Santo Domingo.
AES Dominicana president said the project has the following competitive advantages: additional 114 megawatts without additional fuel consumption, short execution time, 28-month construction; environmental friendly energy; project recognized as Clean Development Mechanism ( CDM ) of the Kyoto Protocol; competitive energy and contribution to reduce the current deficit of the electricity sector in 120 million dollars.