Energía Aljaval, a leading global developer of photovoltaic solar energy with a presence on five continents, will build a new photovoltaic solar plant in the state of Chihuahua, Mexico. The plant will have a capacity of 300 MWac, which will be connected to the national grid of the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE). The company, which is currently seeking commercial exit for part of the 840 GWh of annual energy that the park will produce, expects the plant to come into operation by the end of 2021.
The ‘Alsacia’ solar park is ready to build after the approval of SENER, CENACE and CRE, and it is expected that it will be financed by a pool of financial entities. This new project will mean a notable increase in the installed capacity of non-conventional renewable energy in the country, as well as the diversification of its energy matrix. Likewise, with the clean energy generated, around 6 million tons of carbon dioxide will be eliminated over the next 20 years.
Javier Ponferrada, CEO of Energía Aljaval, assured: “With this new project, we once again show our great commitment to Mexico and the development of clean energy in the country. Mexico is one of the key points in our international development and expansion strategy and our idea is to continue growing in this market, whose conditions in recent years have made it an attractive region for clean energy”.
This project joins the other six projects developed by Energía Aljaval and which entered into operation in 2019. These projects are located in the municipalities of Ahumada, in the State of Chihuahua, and in the Municipalities of Aguascalientes and Tepezalá, in the State from Aguascalientes. And two other projects developed by the company that are finishing their works, located in the states of Zacatecas and Sonora respectively, and which will enter into commercial operation at the end of 2020. These eight projects totalise 663 MWdc of installed capacity in Mexico.
This country is one of the strategic enclaves of the company and the group already plans to develop new investments. Some of them are included in the list “Infrastructure projects financed by private capital” prepared by the CCE. This totalise another nine solar projects with an additional capacity of 1.8 GW.