APR Energy Awarded Peaking Power Plant Project in Mexico to Support Grid Ahead of Summer Season
APR Energy to transport, install and commission three mobile gas turbines and a 230kV transformer
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — APR Energy, a global leader in specialized power solutions, announced today that it has signed a contract with Saavi Energía, a private power producer based in Mexico City, to provide 79MW of power generation using natural gas. The project will deliver peaking power at a plant in Mexicali, Baja California, during the high-energy demands of the upcoming summer season.
The project will address power supply shortages that may occur in the Mexicali area as several plants connected to the local grid are brought offline for regular maintenance services. The increased potential for shortages has also been affected by recent reductions in energy imports from California. To proactively minimize this risk, APR Energy was selected by Saavi Energía to fast-track the installation and commissioning of three mobile gas turbines, which will supplement the Mexicali grid by producing power as needed during high-demand times.
“Weather forecasts are predicting higher-than-normal temperatures for the summer, which means energy demand will be high to keep homes and businesses cool, and industry operating,” said Charles Ferry, CEO, APR Energy. “These hot temperatures are just around the corner, so it is critical that the local grid has a solution in place to ensure a stable power supply. Our team is renowned for our speed and efficiency in transporting, installing and operating our turbines, this time to support a great team at Saavi Energía and deliver Mexicali the supplemental power it needs this summer.”
The project requires unique equipment that APR Energy had readily available for shipping to Mexicali, including a 230kV transformer that will ensure the mobile gas turbines will properly integrate with the local grid.
“Saavi has a great commitment to the State of Baja California and supporting the reliability of the electrical system has become a priority for us, so a strategic alliance with APR Energy will be highly beneficial for the community due to the high demand of energy throughout the State,” said Marco Fuentes, COO, Saavi Energía. “We believe in this synergy and the great value that can be generated in conjunction with a solid company like APR”.
For more information on APR Energy and its mobile gas turbines, visit www.aprenergy.com.
About APR Energy
APR Energy is the world’s leading provider of specialized power solutions, and has installed nearly 5GW of power capacity across more than 35 countries. Our fast, flexible and full-service solutions provide customers with access to reliable electricity when and where they need it, for as long as they need it. We maintain high environmental standards while prioritizing operational cost effectiveness to provide the highest value to our customers. Combining fuel-efficient technology with industry-leading expertise, our scalable turnkey plants help enhance power infrastructure in cities, countries and industries around the world, in both developed and developing markets. For more information, visit the Company’s website at www.aprenergy.com.