Refinería General Lázaro Cárdenas power station

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Refinería General Lázaro Cárdenas power station (Central Pemex General Lázaro Cárdenas) is an operating power station of at least 64-megawatts (MW) in Minatitlán, Veracruz, Mexico.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Refinería General Lázaro Cárdenas power station Minatitlán, Veracruz, Mexico 17.98534, -94.53399 (exact)[1]

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Unit-level coordinates (WGS 84):

  • Unit 1: 17.98534, -94.53399

Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology CHP Start year Retired year
Unit 1 operating[2] gas, fuel oil[3] 64[3][4] steam turbine[3] not found 2007[3]

CHP is an abbreviation for Combined Heat and Power. It is a technology that produces electricity and thermal energy at high efficiencies. Coal units track this information in the Captive Use section when known.

Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details

Unit name Owner Parent Operator
Unit 1 Pemex-Transformación Industrial[3] Petróleos Mexicanos EPE Pemex-Transformación Industrial[3]

Project-level captive use details

  • Captive industry use (heat or power): power[5]
  • Captive industry: Oil & Refining[5]

Articles and Resources


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  2. "Planeas / GeoComunes (2023). Power plants in Mexico". Archived from the original on 45116. Retrieved 45108. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |access-date= and |archive-date= (help)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Archived from the original on 2022-10-06. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. "PRODESEN 2018-2032: Programa de Desarrollo del Sistema Eléctrico Nacional" (PDF). SENER (Secretaría de Energía). Archived (PDF) from the original on May 12, 2021. Retrieved May 12, 2021.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Tabla De Permisos De Generación E Importación De Energía Eléctrica Administrados Al 30 De Abril De 2018" (PDF). SENER (Secretaría de Energía), Gobierno de México. Archived (PDF) from the original on May 10, 2021. Retrieved May 7, 2021.

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