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The 1,400-km (870 mile) line between Mexicali, Baja California on the Mexico-US border and Hermosillo, Sonora will run using high voltage direct current (HVDC) technology

 
 

Mexico’s tender for a 1.5-GW transmission line to connect the isolated Baja California grid to the National Interconnected System has attracted the interest of 45 companies from Brazil, China, Colombia, India, Mexico, Spain and the US.
Mexico's Secretariat of Energy (SENER) said Monday the proposals by bidders in the tender will be presented in July and the winner will be announced on September 14.

 
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Attend for only USD 1050 at the only HVDC conference in Mexico City in its second year!

 

The 2nd HVDC Energy Highways, held on October 24, 2018 in Mexico City, connects you with clean energy companies, transmission networks and HVDC projects in Mexico.

 
BOOK AT ONLY $1050 →
 
 
 
 

"China's HVDC technology is available to the world," says China State Grid Director, Jim Cai.

 

China has become the world’s largest HVDC investor and plans to invest $250 billion on aggressively deploying HVDC lines to bridge the development gap between the nation’s power-producing western provinces and the population-dense east. From calculated domestic investment, Beijing now has the capability to export HVDC technology abroad through the Belt and Road.
State Grid finished the 12,000-mile-long Xiangjiaba-Shanghai transmission project, which spans a distance nearly equal to that between Boston and Atlanta, in 2010 after just two years.

 
MEET HVDC PLAYERS →
 
 
 

Latest Tenders

 

Build relationships with Mexico, Brazil, China, Colombia, Spain, the United States and India here. 

 
 

New Generation

 

Develop significant new generation potential in Mexico from clean energy through HVDC.

 
 

HVDC Transmission

 

Take into account the needed interconnections to connect clean energy to the electricity system

 
 

Ensuring Transmission Highway for Mexico’s 7GW Renewable Energy Project Pipeline

 

 

Miguel Ángel arrived in Mexico as Technical Director at Acciona Energy and became Country Director in 2008. After 10 years of continuous growth, Acciona Energy now has 1000MW renewable capacity in operation out of 1488MW installed.

 
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Renewable Energy Developers' Panel: Perspectives from Zuma Energía

 

 

Adrián is currently responsible for building a portfolio of more than 500 MW of renewable assets in Mexico. He has implemented 900 MW of wind projects, and was responsible for the financing of 35 energy projects with Banco Santander in Madrid.

 
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Efficient HVDC power lines eliminate the drawbacks of moving power across these long distances.

 

For large grids, HVDC lines provide an undeniable boon: electricity surpluses in one area can provide power to a nation’s farthest flung regions, reducing blackouts. HVDC can also balance out the intermittency of renewable energy. Wind and solar power are typically generated far from urban and industrial centers—by offshore wind farms anchored in turbulent seas or solar panels arrayed in isolated deserts.

 
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TransCanyon's VP, Transmission Co-chairs the HVDC 2018 Conference

 

TransCanyon LLC is a 50/50 joint venture between Pinnacle West Capital Corporation and Berkshire Hathaway Energy Company. Bob has worked in the electric industry for 30 years and is presently Vice-Chair of the WestConnect Planning Management Committee.

 
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Shaping the Backbone of Future Energy Systems with HVDC and Battery Storage

 

 

HVDC 2018 is honored to have Dr. Mohammed Safiuddin as our key technical expert presenter for the 2018 conference.

 

He is currently Research Professor Emeritus in the Electrical Engineering Department of University at Buffalo (SUNY), and has been awarded 10 patents in static power conversion and optimal control systems.

 

 
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KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Matching Network Tariffs Paid by Transmission Users with the Total Economic Value of Underlying Facilities

 

 

 

Montserrat was appointed Commissioner by the Senate for a period of five years 2014-2019. She has a Master's in Economics from University College London, and previously served as Director of Energy at the Mexican Institute for Competitiveness (IMCO).

 
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Mexico's national electricity infrastructure will add eight new projects at $3.5 billion

 

 

One of the works is the subsea HVDC line that will connect the isolated system of Baja California Sur to the national interconnected system (SIN). It is estimated that the project will start operating in 2021.

 
READ MORE →
 
 
 
 
 
 

Join the VIP Dinner

 

Business meals are worth a dozen meetings. Get work done, launch a relationship or cement a deal. 

 
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Expert Translators

 

A great feature of the conference is real-time translation. Understand your clients' ‘why’ organically.

 
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Build Expertise

 

Ask the right questions and finding somebody who can answer them specific to HVDC at the conference. 

 
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There is no better venue to nurture your important contacts and connections. The intimacy of the conference allows for personal re-connection that can naturally flow into your business.
Attend the 2nd annual HVDC Energy Highways, October 24, 2018, Mexico City, by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 
 
 
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MEXICO'S FIRST TRANSMISSION PPP TENDER
The Mexican Ministry of Energy (Secretaría de Energía, or SENER) and the Federal Electricity Commission (Comisión Federal de Electricidad, or CFE) have published calls to participate in two bidding procedures for projects related to electricity transmission in Mexico.

 
 

 

The first call corresponds to the Award of the Management and Operation Agreement for the Electric Transmission Infrastructure for the interconnection between the Baja California Electric System and the National Interconnected System (Adjudicación del Contrato de Gestión y Operación de la Infraestructura de Transmisión Eléctrica para la interconexión entre el Sistema Eléctrico Baja California y el Sistema Interconectado Nacional), which was published by SENER on February 2, 2018: the SENER-BC Project.


The second call corresponds to Project: 303 TL in Direct Current Ixtepec Capacity-Yautepec Capacity (Proyecto: 303 LT en Corriente Directa Ixtepec Potencia-Yautepec Potencia), which was published by CFE on February 13, 2018: the CFE-Yautepec Project.


The SENER-BC Project and the CFE-Yautepec Project are the first to be tendered in Mexico under its new energy constitutional and legal framework, which allows the participation of private entities in the financing, installation, maintenance, management, operation and expansion of infrastructure for the transmission of electricity via a public utility.

 

 
REGISTER AT HVDC 2018 →
 
 
 
 
 
 

Attend for only USD 1050 at the only HVDC conference in Mexico City in its second year!

 

The 2nd HVDC Energy Highways, held on October 24, 2018 in Mexico City, connects you with clean energy companies, transmission networks and HVDC projects in Mexico.

 
BOOK AT ONLY $1050 →
 
 
 
 

The SENER-BC Project

 

The SENER-BC Project comprises the development of the following:


a. A point-to-point, direct current transmission line operating in a bipolar form with a capacity of 1,500 MW, at a voltage level of ± 500 kV and with a length of 700 km.


b. Two converter stations with HVDC VSC technology of 1,500 MW, with a direct current transmission voltage of 500 kV, primary AC voltage level of 400 kV and secondary voltage according to the manufacturer’s design.


The project will be located in the northern Mexico, and will run from the Cucapah Electric Substation in Mexicali, Baja California to the Seri Electric Substation in Hermosillo, Sonora.
The main objective of this project is to link the National Interconnected System (Sistema Interconectado Nacional, or the SIN) with the Baja California Interconnected System (Sistema Interconectado Baja California, or the SIBC).


The SIN is the main electrical system in Mexico, and covers a large part of Mexican territory. The SIBC is located in the north of the peninsula of Baja California, which is electrically isolated from the rest of the country. However, the SIBC is interconnected with the electrical system of the western US, so linking it to the SIN expands platforms for interaction with other electrical systems.


The SENER-BC Project is expected to reduce the price of electricity in Baja California, improve the operation and reliability of the SIBC, and encourage wind and solar generation in the region.14 The project will require an investment of an estimated US$1.1 billion.15

 
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CFE-Yautepec Project

 

The CFE-Yautepec Project comprises the development of the following:


a. A two-pole direct current transmission line with a voltage of ± 500 kV and a length of 610.5 km.


b. Five transmission lines in alternating current, with voltage of 400 kV and lengths of 25.3 km, 0.3 km, 131.3 km, 0.0 km and 138.7 km.


c. Seven electrical substations of various technical specifications.


d. Two converter stations of 3,600 MW and ± 500 kV.


This project will be located in the States of Mexico, Morelos, Oaxaca and Veracruz, and in Mexico City. Its main objective is to encourage the integration of renewable energy generation (mainly wind and hydroelectric) that has great potential in the southern region of the country, and to facilitate the transfer of this energy to the Valley of Mexico where there is a high demand.17 The project will require an investment of an estimated US$1.2 billion.

 
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"China's HVDC technology is available to the world," says China State Grid Director, Jim Cai.

 

China has become the world’s largest HVDC investor and plans to invest $250 billion on aggressively deploying HVDC lines to bridge the development gap between the nation’s power-producing western provinces and the population-dense east. From calculated domestic investment, Beijing now has the capability to export HVDC technology abroad through the Belt and Road.
State Grid finished the 12,000-mile-long Xiangjiaba-Shanghai transmission project, which spans a distance nearly equal to that between Boston and Atlanta, in 2010 after just two years.

 
MEET HVDC PLAYERS →
 
 
 

Latest Tenders

 

Build relationships with Mexico, Brazil, China, Colombia, Spain, the United States and India here. 

 
 

New Generation

 

Develop significant new generation potential in Mexico from clean energy through HVDC.

 
 

HVDC Transmission

 

Take into account the needed interconnections to connect clean energy to the electricity system

 
 

Ensuring Transmission Highway for Mexico’s 7GW Renewable Energy Project Pipeline

 

Miguel Ángel arrived in Mexico as Technical Director at Acciona Energy and became Country Director in 2008. After 10 years of continuous growth, Acciona Energy now has 1000MW renewable capacity in operation out of 1488MW installed.

 
Read More
 
 
 
 

Renewable Energy Developers' Panel: Perspectives from Zuma Energía

 

Adrián is currently responsible for building a portfolio of more than 500 MW of renewable assets in Mexico. He has implemented 900 MW of wind projects, and was responsible for the financing of 35 energy projects with Banco Santander in Madrid.

 
Read More
 
 

Efficient HVDC power lines eliminate the drawbacks of moving power across these long distances.

 

For large grids, HVDC lines provide an undeniable boon: electricity surpluses in one area can provide power to a nation’s farthest flung regions, reducing blackouts. HVDC can also balance out the intermittency of renewable energy. Wind and solar power are typically generated far from urban and industrial centers—by offshore wind farms anchored in turbulent seas or solar panels arrayed in isolated deserts.

 
Request Agenda
 
 
 

TransCanyon's VP, Transmission Co-chairs the HVDC 2018 Conference

 

TransCanyon LLC is a 50/50 joint venture between Pinnacle West Capital Corporation and Berkshire Hathaway Energy Company. Bob has worked in the electric industry for 30 years and is presently Vice-Chair of the WestConnect Planning Management Committee.

 
Read More
 
 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Matching Network Tariffs Paid by Transmission Users with the Total Economic Value of Underlying Facilities

 

Montserrat was appointed Commissioner by the Senate for a period of five years 2014-2019. She has a Master's in Economics from University College London, and previously served as Director of Energy at the Mexican Institute for Competitiveness (IMCO).

 
BOOK TODAY →
 
 
 
 
 
 

Cross-Border Interconnections and Power Trading with North and Central America, or National Grid Integration for Mexico?

 

Bill who has over 30 years of leadership in senior management roles at Southern California Edison, Cal- ISO, ERCOT and Hunt. He is now responsible for evaluating new technologies for over $3 billion in transmission projects for Hunt throughout North America, will shed light into the topic of cross-border interconnections.

 
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Shaping the Backbone of Future Energy Systems with HVDC

 

HVDC 2018 is honored to have Dr. Mohammed Safiuddin as our key technical expert presenter for the 2018 conference.

 

He is currently Research Professor Emeritus in the Electrical Engineering Department of University at Buffalo (SUNY), and has been awarded 10 patents in static power conversion and optimal control systems.

 
Read More
 
 
 
 

Mexico's national electricity infrastructure will add eight new projects at $3.5 billion

 

One of the works is the subsea HVDC line that will connect the isolated system of Baja California Sur to the national interconnected system (SIN). It is estimated that the project will start operating in 2021.

 
READ MORE →
 
 
 
 
 
 

Join the VIP Dinner

 

Business meals are worth a dozen meetings. Get work done, launch a relationship or cement a deal. 

 
Read More
 
 
 

Expert Translators

 

A great feature of the conference is real-time translation. Understand your clients' ‘why’ organically.

 
Read More
 
 
 

Build Expertise

 

Ask the right questions and finding somebody who can answer them specific to HVDC at the conference. 

 
Read More
 

Contractual aspects of the SENER-BC Project

 

The SENER-BC Project is structured as a DFBOT (design, finance, build, operate and transfer) project.


The basis of this structure is executing an electric energy transmission management agreement (the SENER Agreement) between SENER and the winner of the tender, which may be incorporated as a special purpose vehicle (SPV) and act as the contractor under the SENER Agreement.


Due to the characteristics of this structure and in accordance with the provisions of the SENER Agreement, the SPV is jointly and severally liable with SENER to carry out the provision of the public electric energy transmission utility before the CRE and CENACE.


This project design is similar to that of the Independent Power Producers implemented by CFE under the former Electricity Utility Law, in which private entities produce electric energy for exclusive sale to CFE in exchange for consideration.


The winner of the tender is required to establish an irrevocable investment, management and source of payment trust with SENER and the SPV as trustors and trustees. The trust will receive and manage the assets of the SENER-BC Project, as well as the economic resources derived from the SENER Agreement, to serve as a means of repayment of the financing.

 
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Contractual aspects of the CFE-YAUTEPEC PROJECT

 

The CFE-Yautepec Project is structured as a BOT (build, operate and transfer) project. In this structure, the contractor will not be directly responsible for the provision of the electric energy transmission public utility, as the contractor is only a provider of services related to this activity. CFE will continue to be responsible for the provision of this public utility and will be the entity that receives payment from CENACE of regulated transmission fees.


This structure also contemplates the incorporation of a transmission system trust in which the contractor that is awarded in the bidding procedure (the CFE Agreement)27 and CFE will participate, as trustor and trustee respectively (the CFE Trust), which will receive and manage the assets of the CFE-Yautepec Project, as well as the economic resources derived from the Agreement for the Provision of Services regarding the Transmission Public Utility (Contrato de Prestación de Servicios Relativos a la Prestación del Servicio Público de Transmisión, or the CFE Agreement) to be executed by CFE.

 
Register Today
 

 

There is no better conference to nurture your important contacts and connections. The intimacy of the conference allows for personal re-connection that can naturally flow into your business.
Attend the 2nd annual HVDC Energy Highways, October 24, 2018, Mexico City, by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 
 
 
Request Agenda
 

Find us in all these internet places.

facebook   twitter   linkedin   google-plus   pinterest   youtube  

View our updates on our social sites

 
 
 
 

 

Center for Energy Sustainability and Economics

A Division of Arc Media Global LLC

11601 Wilshire Boulevard, 5th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90025 

 
 

The HVDC transmission market was valued at USD 6.79 Billion in 2016 and is expected to reach USD 11.52 Billion by 2023, at a CAGR of 7.31%. The increasing demand for cost-effective solutions for long distance power transmission and integration of VSC technology across grids to enable system security are the major factors that drives the HVDC transmission market. 

Convertor stations expected to grow at a higher CAGR between 2017 and 2023

The converter station is expected to grow at the highest rate. This growth can be attributed to the rapidly growing market for valves and circuit breakers. The market for valves is expected to grow in the coming years due to the presence of insulated-gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) valves, which are majorly used in the voltage sourced converter (VSC) technology in HVDC projects. The increasing demand for VSC technology in HVDC projects is expected to fuel the growth of the market for valves present in converter stations.

HVDC transmission market for line commutate converter (LCC) technology expected to hold the largest share in 2017

An LCC station is ideal for high-power long distance transmission. Moreover, LCC station reduces power losses in the complete HVDC transmission systems. However, the LCC-based technology has its own limitations though it is widely used in HVDC transmission worldwide. The LCC-HVDC technology is used for submarine and underground transmission, asynchronous link between AC systems, and long distance bulk power transmission through overhead lines

CFE expects to receive bidding offers in August and the award and signing of the contract is scheduled for September. 

Source: HVDC Transmission Market - Global Forecast to 2023. https://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/hvdc-grid-market-1225.html

Efficient HVDC power lines eliminate the drawbacks of moving power across these long distances.

For large grids, HVDC lines provide an undeniable boon: electricity surpluses in one area can provide power to a nation’s farthest flung regions, reducing blackouts. HVDC can also balance out the intermittency of renewable energy. Wind and solar power are typically generated far from urban and industrial centers—by offshore wind farms anchored in turbulent seas or solar panels arrayed in isolated deserts.

 

Mexico's national electricity infrastructure will add eight new projects at $3.5 billion.

One of the works is the subsea HVDC line that will connect the isolated system of Baja California Sur to the national interconnected system (SIN). It is estimated that the project will start operating in 2021.

Attend the 2nd annual HVDC Energy Highways, October 24, 2018, Mexico City, by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.!

There is no better venue to nurture your important contacts and connections. The intimacy of the conference allows for personal re-connection that can naturally flow into your business.

Attend for only USD 1050 at the only HVDC Energy Highways conference in Mexico City in its second year!

The 2nd HVDC Energy Highways, held on October 24, 2018 in Mexico City, connects you with clean energy companies, transmission networks and HVDC projects in Mexico. Visit www.amgfirst.com/hvdc2018

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August 29, 2018 (Mexico City). SENER reports that in total,109 companies expressed interest and 22 participants have registered for the Baja California and National Grid Interconnection HVDC line of 700km and 1,500MW capacity tenders. 

Registration of pre-qualified participants ends on August 3rd.  

Reception of technical and economic proposals is scheduled for September 14th.  

Results will be published during the month of September, and the signing of the contract is scheduled for November 16th.  

CFE is evaluating its participation in this bidding process as CFE transitions towards cleaner generation of electricity.

CFE expects to receive bidding offers in August and the award and signing of the contract is scheduled for September. 

Efficient HVDC power lines eliminate the drawbacks of moving power across these long distances.

For large grids, HVDC lines provide an undeniable boon: electricity surpluses in one area can provide power to a nation’s farthest flung regions, reducing blackouts. HVDC can also balance out the intermittency of renewable energy. Wind and solar power are typically generated far from urban and industrial centers—by offshore wind farms anchored in turbulent seas or solar panels arrayed in isolated deserts.

Mexico's national electricity infrastructure will add eight new projects at $3.5 billion.

One of the works is the subsea HVDC line that will connect the isolated system of Baja California Sur to the national interconnected system (SIN). It is estimated that the project will start operating in 2021.

 

Attend the 2nd annual HVDC Energy Highways, October 24, 2018, Mexico City, by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.!

There is no better venue to nurture your important contacts and connections. The intimacy of the conference allows for personal re-connection that can naturally flow into your business.

Attend for only USD 1050 at the only HVDC Energy Highways conference in Mexico City in its second year! 

The 2nd HVDC Energy Highways, held on October 24, 2018 in Mexico City, connects you with clean energy companies, transmission networks and HVDC projects in Mexico. Visit www.amgfirst.com/hvdc2018

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