Hybrid financing will appear more frequently in natural gas projects as plants become larger and appetite among traditional lenders decreases, according to speakers at the 3rd Annual Natural Gas to Power Generation Summit in Philadelphia last week.
Flexibility to dispatch power is a key element for developers to consider when choosing technologies for natural-gas power plants in the United States, the vice-chair of the Gas Turbine Association (GTA) and a risk analyst have told FC Gas Intelligence.
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.