Energy delivered from the storage facility will be sold to California based utilities while the abundant excess green energy will be sold to Mexico's Comisión Federal de Electricidad and other USA based utilities.
When commissioned PP3 will produce 550 GWh of energy each year -- of which at least 16% will be from 100% renewable resources.
As such, with 84% of the annual production being produced by natural gas generator sets operating at a 53% level of efficiency and 16% of the production produced by 100% renewable resources, the average annual efficiency rate of PP3 will be 58.5%.
The natural gas power plants in both Nogales and Hermosillo will be designed to burn natural gas provided via an annual contract from PEMEX's local distributor -- and methane or biogas created by the company's municipal solid waste recycling facilities in each location.
When commissioned Project Libertad will have the capacity to produce 7,972 GWh of energy each year -- of which at least 15.4% will be from 100% renewable resources. The overall efficiency rate of Project Libertad is designed to be above 64%.
But the vast annual production of green energy from Project Golden Bear is not what makes the power plant so unique. Unlike any other power plant in the world -- whether designed to burn fossil fuels or transfer energy from only solar or wind resources -- the onsite deployment and integration of 7200 MWh (net) of state-of-the-art energy storage capacity gives Project Golden Bear the ability to provide up to 900 MWh of base power on a fixed-time-of-delivery-basis for up to eight hours each day of the year.
Project Libertad involves the development, construction, operation and ownership of a 323 MW combined cycle natural gas power plant in Hermosillo and a 487 MW combined cycle natural gas power plant and a 480 MW DC PV solar energy power plant in Puerto Libertad, Sonora.
Photo: Sonora Energy Group and CFE officials in Puerto Libertad.
One hundred percent of the off-take will be sold to Mexico's Comisión Federal de Electricidad under the terms of a twenty year Power Purchase Agreement at market rates established by CENACE as authorized by Mexico's Ministry of Energy.
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When commissioned, Project Golden Bear will have the capacity to annually produce 5,390 GWh of energy from 100% renewable resources. Built adjacent to the California border in Baja California, Mexico, Project Golden Bear is designed to be the largest photovoltaic energy power plant in the Hemisphere.
Project Libertad's two natural gas projects are immediately adjacent to existing high-tension power lines and electrical infrastructure for the electricity to enter the grid along with abundant traditional natural gas or biogas.
Project Golden Bear involves the development, construction, operation and ownership of a 2400 MW DC PV solar energy power plant in Mexicali, Mexico.
Project PP3 involves the development, construction, operation and ownership of a 30 MW natural gas power plant working in conjunction with a 20 MW DC PV solar power plant in Hermosillo, Sonora and a 30 MW natural gas power plant in Nogales, Sonora.
The solar irradiance level in Puerto Libertad is 2690 kWh/m2 with minimal losses due to temperature using single axis trackers and 3070 kWh/m2 with the deployment of dual axis equipment -- the highest solar irradiance level in the Hemisphere.