Geothermal Energy in Mexico: new plant in Puebla with 50 MW

Mexico ranks third worldwide in geothermal energy generation with 959 megawatts, just behind the United States and the Philippines. In Mexico there are geothermal power plants in Baja California, Coahuila, Puebla, Michoacan and Jalisco.

This year will open the geothermal energy plant Los Sumeros in the state of Puebla, which is a project that has been working for the past year the federation and the state.

In this regard the Secretary Federal Energy (Sener), Jordi Herrera Flores, said that one of the renewable energy resources in Mexico is geothermal energy, and the state of Puebla has the conditions necessary to exploit this resource to generate renewable energy.

Los Sumeros geothermal energy plant will be achieved up to 50 megawatts of power, which is a normal scale in this type of technology, so the state will seek to support more resources to complete the power plant as soon as possible.

It should be noted that geothermal energy is provided by the heat of the earth and is generated through a variety of factors, which, according to federal officials, Puebla has the necessary conditions for obtaining the resource.

By José Santamarta,