Mexico’s presidential frontrunner Claudia Sheinbaum of the ruling Morena party would continue the nation’s buildout of natural gas-fired power if she were to win the June 2 election.

Speaking to business leaders in Mexico City on Monday evening, Sheinbaum highlighted that 3.250 GW of new generation, 91% of which was natural-gas fired combined cycle, were set to come online later this year.

That includes the 932 MW Salamanca combined cycle plant in Guanajuato; the 256 MW El Sauz ll combined cycle plant in Querétaro; the 348 MW Manzanillo III combined cycle plant in Colima; the 437 MW San Luis Potosí power plant in Villa de Reyes; the 350 MW natural gas-fired Lerdo combined cycle in Durango; and the 499 MW combined cycle plant in Merida.

Another 4.344 GW would come online...