Empalme I power station

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Empalme I power station (Central CC Empalme I) is an operating power station of at least 770-megawatts (MW) in Empalme, Sonora, Mexico. It is also known as Guaymas II.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Empalme I power station Empalme, Sonora, Mexico 27.925942, -110.780284 (exact)[1]

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

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Unit-level coordinates (WGS 84):

  • Unit I: 27.925942, -110.780284

Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology CHP Start year Retired year
Unit I operating[2][3] fossil gas - natural gas[4] 770[4][5] combined cycle[4][3] 2017[6][5]

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
Unit I Comisión Federal de Electricidad EPE (CFE) [100.0%]


The Empalme power plant is supplied with gas from the Sásabe-Guaymas Gas Pipeline.[7]

Articles and Resources


  1. https://goo.gl/maps/DHJYNkfjdwqmz1uz6. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. (PDF) https://web.archive.org/web/20240125141327/https://igavim.org/Documentos%20Generados/Documentos%20Generales/2022%20PermisosCREhasta2021.pdf. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 January 2024. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. 3.0 3.1 (PDF) https://web.archive.org/web/20240125110016/https://www.cenace.gob.mx/Docs/16_MARCOREGULATORIO/Prodecen//15%202022-2036%20Cap%C3%ADtulos%207%20al%209%20y%20Anexos.pdf. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 January 2024. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 https://web.archive.org/web/20240125093831/https://www.proyectosmexico.gob.mx/proyecto_inversion/210-ciclo-combinado-empalme-i/. Archived from the original on 25 January 2024. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. 5.0 5.1 (PDF) https://web.archive.org/web/20240125102714/https://www.gob.mx/cms/uploads/attachment/file/258363/ANEXO_D.pdf. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 January 2024. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. https://web.archive.org/web/20210503171828/https://www.energy.sener/project/empalme-i-combined-cycle-plant. {{cite web}}: Check |archive-url= value (help); Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. Lenton, Christopher (August 29, 2022). "Amigo LNG Looks to Leverage Offtake Interest, Pipeline Capacity to Fast-Track Mexico Project". NGI (Natural Gas Intelligence).{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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