Generadora Fénix has awarded Pöyry with the pre-feasibility study assignment related to a future hydropower development in Mexico.

The assignment includes geology, topography and hydrology studies; regulatory framework, identification of main project components, risk identification, preliminary constructive procedures, project schedule and project economic / financial analysis.

Mexico has set ambitious goals for the share of variable renewable energy sources in its generation portfolio. This rising share is accompanied by a growing need for flexible resources to mitigate the variability of wind and solar generation. Pumped storage hydropower plants can play the role of a generator or load as required by the operator and can make a significant contribution to system flexibility and hence to the stability of power supply.

The future hydropower project in Mexico can make a huge contribution in achieving the goal set by Mexico of having 35% of energy production from clean sources by 2025.  

"We are delighted to support Fénix in Mexico. Delivering clean, renewable energy, projects like this can aid economic growth and social progress and help alleviate poverty in developing countries. This project further strengthens Pöyry's position as one of the world's leading hydropower engineering consultancies" says Markku Oksanen, Pöyry's Head of Hydropower.

The value of the order is not disclosed. The order will be recognised within the Energy Business Group order stock in Q3/2016.