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[*] posted on 7-5-2018 at 01:12 PM
Mucho mas electricity coming to BCS


CFE is going to connect BCS to the national power grid with an undersea cable. The separate oil-fired power stations currently used are reaching capacity. More juice, more development. Scheduled completion 2021.

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[*] posted on 7-5-2018 at 01:43 PM


Power to the people :saint:



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[*] posted on 7-5-2018 at 02:27 PM


Scheduled completion date in Mexico/Baja? :o Really?? :lol:




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[*] posted on 7-5-2018 at 02:39 PM


I think it was 4x4abc who posted the map of the new power line and the gulf crossing. Basically, Santa Rosalia to near El Barril/Pta San Francisquito. There the current is changed (AC/DC) for the underwater run. Of course, it is coming the other direction, from Sonora across to Baja.



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[*] posted on 7-5-2018 at 02:52 PM


What ever happened to all the thermo energy?



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[*] posted on 7-5-2018 at 03:18 PM


Quote: Originally posted by Russ  
What ever happened to all the thermo energy?


If they build a geothermal plant, couldn't they just connect it to the grid to contribute to the base load?




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[*] posted on 7-5-2018 at 03:34 PM


Geothermal, like solar, is just a tiny amount of power needed, renewable but tiny. The geothermal plant is just northwest of Santa Rosalia at the volcano complex.



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[*] posted on 7-5-2018 at 03:55 PM


Sounds good, but that's not the whole story.

They planned to bring the cable all the way up to El Barril because thats where Grupo Mexico, the infamous mining company, needs it to feed their operation once they got El Arco running.

They chose that particular area because it falls out of the limits of the Valle de los Cirios Natural Protected Area and its closer to the mining grounds.
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[*] posted on 7-5-2018 at 04:12 PM


Quote: Originally posted by David K  
Geothermal, like solar, is just a tiny amount of power needed, renewable but tiny....



Here we go again. Any beautiful clean COAL in Baja? It'll survive a bomb, right? (google Centralia, PA). Aw, shucks, thot not. :lol:





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[*] posted on 7-5-2018 at 04:20 PM


??? The question was on geothermal availability. What does U.S. coal have to do with anything?



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[*] posted on 7-5-2018 at 04:42 PM


Just appreciating your mindset, DK. Sorta. You put out the bait, just anticipating the coming.... whatever. :P




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[*] posted on 7-5-2018 at 07:49 PM


Quote: Originally posted by SFandH  


If they build a geothermal plant, couldn't they just connect it to the grid to contribute to the base load?


It is connected to the grid




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[*] posted on 7-5-2018 at 07:49 PM


Is there already a power plant at Zapata?
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[*] posted on 7-5-2018 at 07:55 PM


Quote: Originally posted by David K  
Geothermal, like solar, is just a tiny amount of power needed, renewable but tiny. The geothermal plant is just northwest of Santa Rosalia at the volcano complex.


Solar is minimal at the moment - but it could be expanded to any size Mexico wanted. However, Oil, coal and gas plants are still cheaper to build. So, CFE would rather poison thousands in La Paz than building something clean. As always, this kinda stuff needs a political decision. Money from the government. Private investors care even less about the consumers. They just walked away from a megawatt solar facility in La Paz.
Now explain it away David.




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[*] posted on 7-5-2018 at 08:07 PM


Explain what? You nailed it.



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[*] posted on 7-5-2018 at 08:08 PM


Quote: Originally posted by 4x4abc  



Long distance transmission lines in the states are 500Kv.:?:
270Kv, 71Kv then 12Kv is the distribution voltages in urban and industrial regions.

Could be more efficient




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[*] posted on 7-5-2018 at 08:10 PM


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They just walked away from a megawatt solar facility in La Paz.

I was thrilled when they started building that; what happened?




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    [*] posted on 7-5-2018 at 08:30 PM


    the solar plant Aura in La Paz was destroyed by hurricane Odile in 2014. Initially financed with money from the World Bank and some private funds, the investors walked away after the damage. They did not want to put in more of their own money.
    Now the plant has new owners and is brought back slowly. Interesting is that the plant is now called Tesla/Aura Solar I.

    The first version was sun tracking - now the panels are fixed to make them stronger against hurricanes.




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    [*] posted on 7-5-2018 at 09:13 PM


    hummm, lotta people are already invested in there own solar epicenter's, as in, they don't really need or want the power. i personally think it's a great infrastructure improvement. Not really up to speed with the conventional hatred for typical improvements to 3rd world ( gasoline generatared electricity ) areas. Thinking these improvements are to be embraced as progressive intelligence, in the correct direction. Let's face it, basic technology, lighting, heat, communications has been not only life saving, but opened doors to a world view ( which is a great thing and inevitable ) I would suggest that exceptance of all forms of technology should be considered for the good of the majority. Options, regardless of what they are, create diversified and new thought process, have a little faith in the intelligence of your fellow man, somewhere there is a 5 year old that will discover the technology we need for the future, until then, don't restrict someone else's life improvement
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