The Sonora Energy Group of companies have established a strategic alliance with two world-recognized manufacturers of advanced energy storage systems. This equipment, when aligned in sequence with our own inverters and controlled by a fully-automated management system will allow select projects to deliver electricity to its off-takers on either an around-the-clock or fixed-time-of-delivery basis from a power plant using only solar assets or hybrid plants with both clean and green resources.
Unlike other developers, we intend to be long-term project owners. We strive to bring our projects on-line as quickly and efficiently as possible using high quality, low cost equipment acquired through direct relationships with a network of suppliers.
Since the passage of Mexico's energy reforms in August, 2014, Mexico's Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE) has issued regulatory rules to administer SENER's the new laws. The data is available on the CRE's internet portal: www.CRE.gob.mx.
Gasoducto Sonora, owned and operated by IEnova, a Sempra company, is a new 36" natural gas pipeline transporting 1 billion CFD of natural gas from Sasabe to Guaymas. The pipeline provides fuel to the CFE's power station in Puerto Libertad.
Sonora Energy Group's founding Board of Directors included: Dr. Alejandro Toledo, a Stanford University Fellow and former President of Peru; Arthur Lipper III, author, businessman and Co-Founder of the New York & Foreign Securities Corporation; Guillermo Tapia Calderon, credited with bringing the Ford Motor Company's manufacturing facility to Hermosillo, Sonora; and, Donald Walter, Lawyer and former adviser to Governments and elected officials from around the world.
In August 2011, Sonora Energy Group Mexico was created and registered under the laws of Mexico. Since then, other affiliate companies have been created in Mexico, each designed to serve as a specific permit holder and develop and operate a specific renewable or clean energy project on behalf of the Comisión Federal de Electricidad or USA based utility companies.
Our mission is to develop, own and operate photovoltaic (PV) and natural gas power plants in Mexico. Each Sonora Energy Group Company is owned by Mexicana de Fusiones y Adquisiciones S.A.P.I. de C.V.
Comprehensive engineering, procurement and construction services along with around-the- clock operational and maintenance coverage are provided by experienced, publicly-traded contractors that offer performance guarantees for their work.
A principle goal of Sonora Energy Group is to produce at least fifteen percent (15%) of its energy production from its gas power plants using one hundred percent (100%) renewable biofuels. At two of the company's project locations there are sufficient municipal solid wastes and raw sewage assets to be converted into biofuel that would, in turn, be burned at utility scale -- instead of the readily available methane. In addition, if need, other sources of biofuel is available to the company via pipeline or tanker.
Following up on his promise, President Pena Nieto instructed CFE/CENACE to lower electricity rates for residential, commercial and industrial users across Mexico. Since the reforms, overall rates have decreased more than 40%.
In an effort to provide its clean and green sourced energy to utility company off-takers in the United States, Sonora Energy Group is developing two high voltage transmission interconnections in Mexico that will cross into California. As presently designed, one interconnection will be owned and operated by one of the company's affiliates while the other will be built, commissioned and conveyed to the Comisión Federal de Electricidad under a long-term service and maintenance agreement.