Opposition from environmental groups and communities is the biggest challenge to meeting deadlines when building natural-gas power plants in the United States, specialists in the development and legal aspects of the sector have told FC Gas Intelligence.
Mexico’s new “capacity contracts” will guarantee that investors in combined-cycle natural gas power plants cover all their fixed costs, according to a senior official in the country’s energy ministry (Sener).
Mexico's government is finalizing an assessment of how much power capacity the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) will need to acquire through energy auctions, a senior official said at the Combined Cycle Gas Turbine Plants Mexico Summit last week.
The US Supreme Court’s decision to halt implementation of the Clean Power Plan (CPP) is unlikely to curb rising demand for natural gas or investment in natural-gas infrastructure, FC Gas Intelligence has been told.
The future of Mexican natural-gas infrastructure has been made more secure by the introduction of new financial instruments and supportive government regulations, market analysts have told FC Gas Intelligence.