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News Article
CFE is planning to grow energy supply and national security by constructing a micro nuclear power plant in Baja California.
Nuclear Energy Plant
Weekly Roundups
Rocio Nahle, Minister of Energy, explained that a micronuclear plant is being considered, which would be the second one of its kind in the country.
mef 2017
News Article
Mexico energy Forum 2017: CFE Ready for Competition in New-Look Market presentation highlights
Spotlight
Since its inception in 1976, Veracruz’s Laguna Verde Nuclear Power Plant has been plagued with controversy.
Luis Carlos Gutiérrez
Insight
Luis Carlos Gutiérrez
President
Mexican Geothermal Association
The Los Azufres II project in 2003 marked the last new installed geothermal capacity in Mexico
The government must include nuclear energy in its energy plans, because even given the potential of hydro, wind and geothermal, backup from nuclear…
Insight
José Raúl Ortiz
President
Mexican Nuclear Society (SNM)
“Laguna Verde has been operating for more than 20 years but many people do not know about it."
Lydia Paredes
Insight
Lydia Paredes
Director General
National Institute of Nuclear Investigation (ININ)
Nuclear power has been part of Mexico’s energy mix for more than 20 years, contributing around 5% of the country’s total electricity generation.
Laguna Verde
Spotlight
The sole nuclear facility in Mexico is the Laguna Verde Nuclear Power Plant, owned by CFE, with an installed capacity of 1,610MW.
Laguna Verde has an installed capacity of 1610MW, accounting for 0.4% of the global installed nuclear power capacity.
Analysis
The use of new types of fuel has increased the quantity of nuclear fuel reserves available, providing an alternative source of base energy.
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