Mexico’s Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE) has awarded a 1 million euro (US$1.3 million) contract to Telvent of Spain to supply a new control system for the 420-MW Penitas hydroelectric project on the Grijalva River.
Telvent said it will supply and install a control system for four generating units at Penitas. It also is to provide its hydraulic control open system, HYCOS, to automate generation processes at the project, in Mexico’s Chiapas State.
Telvent, which has operated a Mexico office since 1990, said its technology will ensure greater availability and efficiency for plant operators.
�Telvent’s upgrading of the Penitas power plant data acquisition and control system will ensure uninterrupted operation of the facilities, safety of the plant personnel, and continuity of electric energy generation,� Telvent Chairman Manuel Sanchez Ortega said.
Penitas is part of the Grijalva River complex of four dams, Belisario Dominguez (La Angostura), Manuel Moreno Torres (Chicoasen), Nezahualcoyotl (Malpaso), and Angel Albino Corzo (Penitas). Power generated in Chiapas State represents about half of the hydroelectric energy produced in Mexico.
CFE previously awarded a 780,000 euro (US$939,860) contract to Telvent to supply a new control system for the 350-MW Temascal hydroelectric project in Oaxaca State. (HNN 3/20/06)