AEG Power Solutions has supplied equipment to secure the power supply for two turnkey CHP plants in Altamira and Bajío, Mexico, being built by the Tamoin engineering firm for Iberdrola. The projects will have a combined generation capacity of approximately 100 MW, the equivalent power needed to supply approximately 500,000 Mexican homes.

The 3 phase output UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply) systems Protect 8 will be provided to equip both facilities. Protect 8 range is a state-of-the-art, double-conversion topology UPS. It is a robust and cost effective solution designed for highly demanding applications ensuring safe operations in harsh environments.


CHP will help local industries to reduce their energy costs and carbon footprint. In addition to supplying power for the two cities, the CHP plant in Altamira (in the state of Tamaulipas) will contribute to a chemical facility’s reduced energy costs and in Bajío, (in the state of Querétaro), for a hygiene product manufacturing plant, by making them more energy-efficient.

The Altamira CHP plant includes gas turbines and condensing steam turbines with two extractions. A total of 60 MW of power will be provided, broken down into 51 MW of power supplied by the gas turbine group and 9 MW supplied by a condensing steam turbine with low and medium pressure extractions.

Iberdrola’s CHP plant in Bajío in the city of San Juan del Río, Querétaro, is also a combined cycle plant with gas and condensing steam turbines with medium pressure extraction. The plant, located in an industrial complex, will generate up to 54.2 MW of power.

Source: AEG Power Solutions