Mérida III power station

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Mérida III power station (Central Termoeléctrica AES Merida III) is an operating power station of at least 505-megawatts (MW) in Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Mérida III power station Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico 20.9336, -89.6992 (exact)[1]

The map below shows the exact location of the power station.

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Unit-level coordinates (WGS 84):

  • Unit 1: 20.93358, -89.69917

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, diesel[3] 505 MW[3] combined cycle[2] - - -

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 Operator Owner Parent
Unit 1 AES México[3] AES México [75.00%]; other [25.00%] AES Corp [75.00%]; other [25.00%]


In March 2021, AES released a statement that the power station had completed eleven years without incident.[4]

Articles and Resources


  1. https://goo.gl/maps/JdK1iHuKLDQLt8M46. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. 2.0 2.1 (PDF) https://web.archive.org/web/20220612142248/https://infosen.senado.gob.mx/sgsp/gaceta/65/1/2022-05-11-1/assets/documentos/CFE_Informe_Anual_2021.pdf. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2022-06-12. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 https://www.sec.gov/ix?doc=/Archives/edgar/data/874761/000087476123000010/aes-20221231.htm. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. Contreras, Juan Manuel. "Planta Mérida III de AES celebra 11 años sin incidentes". www.lajornadamaya.mx. Retrieved 2021-10-29.

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