CFE Targets Exports to California

Bnamericas Published: Thursday, August 10, 2000
Mexico's state-owned power company Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE) is preparing to increase the amount of energy it exports to the US, particularly to California, CFE investment promotion director Ricardo Calvo told The CFE recently signed a contract to supply 45MW to California during the summer months of power shortages there, Calvo said, adding that the quantity could increase depending on that state's demand and availability in Mexico. "Mexico has nine points of electric interconnection with the US, but it's the Mexican state of Baja California from where we could take power to supply California, because there we have the Rosarito and Cerro Prieto plants," he said. The Califonia-Baja interconnection has 5,000MW capacity and is able to both import and export power, which could enable the two countries' power systems to complement one another.

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