InterGen Signs Power Purchase Agreement for Rosarito Power Facility

BOSTON-InterGen has announced that its affiliate, Energia Azteca X, S. de R.L. de C.V., has signed a 25 year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Mexico’s Comision Federal de Electricidad for the Rosarito Power facility. The agreement stipulates that Energia Azteca will deliver 489 MW to CFE for 25 years and complete construction of the facility by April 1, 2003.

On June 16, CFE awarded InterGen the contract to build, own and operate the 750 MW natural gas-fired power station. The facility will be constructed in the state of Baja California Norte.

The natural gas-fired, combined cycle plant will be built with a capacity of approximately 750 MW. 489 MW will be sold to CFE and the remaining power will be sold in the United States. The build, own and operate facility will be located near the city of Mexicali in the state of Baja California Norte. Construction is expected to commence in April of 2001.

InterGen is an international power generation firm. The company is operating or building a total of eleven power stations representing 7,985 MW. It also has an additional 7,040 MW in advanced development. InterGen has projects operating, under construction and/or in advanced development in the United Kingdom, the Philippines, Colombia, Mexico, China, Egypt, Brazil, Australia, Turkey and the United States and is developing projects across the globe. In Mexico, InterGen is an owner of the Samalayuca II power facility, a 550 MW natural gas-fired plant operating near Ciudad Juarez. InterGen also owns 50 percent of the Bajio power facility, a 600 MW natural gas-fired plant currently under construction in the state of Guanajuato. InterGen was also a developer of the Mayakan Pipeline facility, now owned by TransCanada Pipelines Ltd. and PSG International. InterGen is a Shell-Bechtel venture.

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