Baja California Governor Marina Avila said the potential contract cancellation of a solar plant project would cost the state about 6 billion pesos or around $300 million.
The governor said her predecessor had no legal grounds in terms of energy issues, but now Jaime Bonilla decided to move forward.
The plant, contracted to Next Energy, sought to provide energy to the Tijuana aqueduct in order to make sure water is distributed to coastal cities while reducing energy costs.
“The company has no permits,” Gov. Avila said. “It does not have federal permits.”
According to the governor the project was not legally well set.
Avila said the company can move forward with the solar plant if owners obtain permits. The project’s cancellation will be requested to the Assembly, the governor said.