Mexico

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Electricity generation in Mexico

Nuclear power

Currently Mexico is operating two nuclear reactors.
The nuclear share of electricity generation in Mexico is about 4%.

Generated Capacity

In 2006, Mexico was the sixth-largest oil producer in the world, and the second largest in the Western Hemisphere (behind the United States).

Mexico had 49.6 gigawatts of installed generating capacity in 2004. The country generated 242.4 billion kilowatt-hours (Bkwh) of electric power this year. Of the total generated,

  • 82 percent came from conventional thermal sources,
  • 10 percent came from hydroelectricity,
  • 4 percent came from nuclear power,
  • and 4 percent came from other renewables.

Energy consumption

Mexico’s total energy consumption in 2005 consisted

  • mostly of oil (59 percent),
  • followed by natural gas (27 percent).
  • All other fuel types contribute smaller amounts to Mexico’s overall energy mix.

(Source: http://www.eia.doe.gov/cabs/)

Sites With Nuclear Facilities

siteplantreactor typconstruction startoperation startshut down
Laguna VerdeLaguna Verde-1BWR 65019761989
Laguna Verde-2BWR 7001977