Cancún I power station

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Cancún I power station (Central eléctrica Cancún I) is an operating power station of at least 102-megawatts (MW) in Benito Juárez, Quintana Roo, Mexico.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Cancún I power station Benito Juárez, Quintana Roo, Mexico 21.069, -86.8467 (exact)[1]

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Unit-level coordinates (WGS 84):

  • Unit 1: 21.069, -86.8467

Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology CHP Start year Retired year
Unit 1 operating[1] diesel[2] 102[3][2][4] gas turbine[2] not found 1979[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 Comisión Federal de Electricidad EPE[1] Comisión Federal de Electricidad EPE Comisión Federal de Electricidad EPE[1]

Articles and Resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "PowerPlantsAllGE100MW_NorthAmerica_201708.xlsx". North American Cooperation on Energy Information (NACEI). Archived from the original on May 14, 2021. Retrieved January 4, 2021.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Archived from the original on 2022-10-06. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Metodología, Criterios y Términos para Contratos Legados" (PDF). Secretaría de Energía - Subsecretaría de Electricidad - Gobierno de México. August 31, 2017. Archived (PDF) from the original on May 3, 2021. Retrieved May 4, 2021.
  4. (PDF) Archived from the original (PDF) on 2022-12-07. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)

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