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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

Visit HVDC Mexico 2018 Website

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

August 29, 2018 (Mexico City). CFE reports that five (5) Q&A sessions have taken place, during which potential participants asked over 2,000 questions regarding technical, economic and legal issues. 

Transparencia Mexicana (anti-corruption NGO) has participated in the process as a Social Witness. 

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 

Source: CFE (2018). CFE Investor Presentation. Conference Call, , July 27, 2018. 2Q_2018_inversionistas PUBLICAR_02.

 

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August 25, 2018 (Mexico City). The Tender for the Interconnection Project of the Electric System of Baja California with the National Interconnected System under the new contracting model for electric transmission lines is announced.

The Ministry of Energy will carry out the tender for the financing, installation, maintenance, management and operation of the Interconnection of the Electric System of Baja California (BC) with the National Interconnected System (SIN). This is the first electric power transmission project to be developed based on the Electricity Industry Law under a Management Contract, which allows private participation in the transmission of electric power.

The new contracting model for electric transmission lines considers the following:

  • SENER will organize Tenders for the assignment of Management Contracts for transmission line projects derived from PRODESEN.
  • The Bidding will be coordinated and executed through a Bidding Committee composed of SENER public servants.
  • The winner of the tender will be the one who requests the lowest constant annual contractual payment.
  • The Contractor will carry out the financing, installation, maintenance, management and operation of the Line.
  • The CRE will include the amount of the annual contractual contractual payment in the transmission rate.
  • CENACE will pay directly to the Contractor, with the resources derived from the transmission fee.
  • At the end of the term of the Contract, the assets will be transferred to the State.

The BC - SIN interconnection project includes two Converting Stations and a High Voltage Direct Current Transmission Line (HVDC), with an estimated length of 1,400 kilometers circuit at a voltage level of ± 500 kilo Volts and a transmission capacity of 1,500 Mega Watts. This project will be the largest with this technology in Mexico.

The Call for the start of the First Bid will be published in January with the objective of issuing the bid decision in September 2018. The main activities of the bidding process are the following:

Proposed timetable for the 1st SENER Tender for private participation in electric transmission lines.


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

Visit HVDC Mexico 2018 Website

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