Noreste (Escobedo) power station

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Noreste power station, also commonly known as Escobedo power station[1], is an 878-megawatt (MW) gas-fired power plant in the state of Nuevo León, Mexico.[2]


The map below shows the location of the power station in El Carmen - General Escobedo, the state of Nuevo León, Mexico.

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Project Details

  • Sponsor: Iberdrola México S.A. de C.V.[2][3]
  • Parent company: Iberdrola SA[2]
  • Location: El Carmen - General Escobedo, the state of Nuevo León, Mexico[2]
  • Coordinates: 25.86680, -100.36955 (exact)[3]
  • Gross capacity (operating): 878 MW
    • Unit 1: Gas-fired combined-cycle, 878 MW (start-up in 2019)[2][1]
  • Gross capacity (construction): 80 MW
    • Unit auto-gen: Gas-fired combined-cycle, 80 MW (start-up in 2018)[3]


Construction began on the Noreste power station in early 2016, with Iberdrola responsible for facility operation and maintenance in addition to being the owner.[4] The facility was completed in 2018.[5]

Articles and Resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Escobedo (Noreste): la central con el aerocondensador de mayor tamaño de toda la flota de Iberdrola México". Iberdrola Generación México. Retrieved 2021-05-06.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 "Iberdrola consolidates its position as the largest private electricity producer in Mexico with the construction of four new combined cycle plants". Iberdrola. Retrieved 2021-02-17.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Tabla De Permisos De Generación E Importación De Energía Eléctrica Administrados Al 30 De Abril De 2018, SENER (Secretaría de Energía) - Gobierno de México. Apr 30, 2018.
  4. "Iberdrola wins contract to develop 850MW Noreste combined-cycle power plant in Mexico". Retrieved 2021-06-23.
  5. Alonso, Kepa (September 28, 2018). "Combined Cycle Power Plant Noreste Escobedo Finished / Construction of a Combined Cycle Power Plant". YouTube.