GMéxico Project

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GMéxico Project is a cancelled power station in Pasta de Conchos, Coahuila, Mexico.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
GMéxico Project Pasta de Conchos, Coahuila, Mexico 27.933333, -101.216667 (approximate)

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

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Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology Start year Retired year
Unit 1 cancelled coal - unknown 450 subcritical

Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details

Unit name Owner
Unit 1 Grupo México SAB de CV [100.0%]

Project-level captive use details

  • Captive industry use (heat or power): other metals & mining


The concession to build a coal plant in Coahuila was granted by Mexican president Vicente Fox in November 2005.[1] Grupo México announced the GMéxico project publicly in September 2006[2], only seven months after an infamous explosion at the company's nearby Pasta de Conchos mine killed 65 coal miners. Tensions between Grupo México and the surrounding community increased in the aftermath of the mine disaster[3], and plans for the power plant were eventually abandoned. Neither the power plant nor the mine disaster is mentioned on Grupo México's website.[4]

Articles and Resources


  1. "Ambición por el gas,", El Proceso, October 1, 2006.
  2. "De manifiesto, el favoritismo del gobierno de Coahuila al GAN,", El Proceso, October 25, 2006.
  3. "Mexico mine blast kills seven from same Coahuila family". BBC News. Retrieved 2021-05-10.
  4. "Conoce Nuestra Historia". Grupo Mexico. May 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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