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Agua Prieta II

This page provides information on ISCC Agua Prieta II, a concentrating solar power (CSP) project, with data organized by background, participants, and power plant configuration. Integrated Solar Combined-Cycle (ISCC) technology combines the benefits of solar energy with the benefits of a combined cycle. The solar resource partially substitutes the fossil fuel. Agua Prieta II project has an overall capacity of 478 MW (464 MW combined cycle, 14 MW solar input). An additional natural gas duct–burner allows a similar production of 14 MWe when solar field is not in operation.

Status Date: October 30, 2013
Project Overview
Project Name: Agua Prieta II
Country: Mexico
Location: Agua Prieta
(Sonora State)
Owner(s): Federal Electricity Commission (100%)
Technology: Parabolic trough
Turbine Capacity: Net: 12.0 MW Gross: 14.0 MW
Status: Under construction
Start Year: 2014

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Technology: Parabolic trough
Status: Under construction
Country: Mexico
City: Agua Prieta
Region: Sonora State
Lat/Long Location: 31°19′ 33.0″ North, 109°32′ 56.0″ West
Land Area: 60 hectares
Electricity Generation: 34,000 MWh/yr
Contact(s): SolarPACES
Break Ground: November 2011
Start Production: 2014
Project Type: Commercial
Incentives: Global environmental facility subvention


Developer(s): Abengoa Solar
Owner(s) (%): Federal Electricity Commission (100%)
EPC Contractor: Abener/Teyma

Plant Configuration

Solar Field

Solar-Field Aperture Area: 85,000 m²
# of Solar Collector Assemblies (SCAs): 104
# of Loops: 26
# of SCAs per Loop: 4
SCA Length: 150 m
SCA Manufacturer (Model): Abengoa Solar (ASTRO)
Mirror Manufacturer: Rioglass
Heat-Transfer Fluid Type: Thermal Oil

Power Block

Turbine Capacity (Gross): 14.0 MW
Turbine Capacity (Net): 12.0 MW
Output Type: Steam Rankine

Thermal Storage

Storage Type: None