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November 23, 2021

Cerro Prieto III, Mexico

By Carmen

Cerro Prieto III is a 220MW geothermal power project. It is located in Baja California, Mexico. The project is currently active. It has been developed in multiple phases. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in July 1985.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Geothermal 220 220 Active Baja California, Mexico


The project is currently owned by Comision Federal de Electricidad.

The geothermal plant is of double flash type. The geothermal site has in total 52 number of production wells. Cerro Prieto III runs at a temperature of 333 Degree Celsius.

The project generates 1,438.21GWh of electricity.

Development Status

The project got commissioned in July 1985.

Contractors Involved

Toshiba Energy Systems and Solutions was selected as the steam turbine supplier for the geothermal power project. The project consists of 2 units of Condensing turbine turbines, each with 110MW nameplate capacity.


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