Mexico's Federal Electricity Commission (Comisión Federal de Electricidad or CFE in Spanish) awarded ACCIONA a 107 million dollar contract to design, supply, construct, and commission the Baja California Sur V thermal power plant.
The plant, located in La Paz (Baja California Sur's capital) has a net capacity of 46.8 MW and was finalised in September 2016. It makes use of petroleum waste fuels to generate electricity using internal combustion motors, which enable it to optimise the oil cycle and reuse it with minimal impact to the valuable ecological environment of the Baja California Sur peninsula. The plant will help improve energy efficiency in the region, as it meets the World Bank's international emissions standards. Additionally, ACCIONA Industrial has demonstrated its commitment to innovation by installing a new NOX (nitrogen oxide) Emissions Reduction System in order to fulfil its environmental commitment. This system's use of pure ammonia is ground-breaking in this type of application.
The contract includes expansion (Phase V) of a power plant that already has four phases in operation. Phase III was also designed and built by ACCIONA Industrial and launched commercial operations at the end of 2012. The new plant constructed by ACCIONA Industrial contributes to La Paz's electricity supply and the state's tourist areas, providing electricity for an estimated over 200,000 residents.