Puerto Cortes power station

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Puerto Cortes power station (Central Eléctrica Puerto Cortes) is a proposed 300- to 350-megawatt (MW) gas-fired power station in Cortés department, Honduras. There has been no news about the project since 2019, so it is presumed to be shelved.


The map below shows the approximate location of the power station in Puerto Cortes, Cortés department, Honduras.

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Project Details

  • Sponsor: Cortés Gas Natural (CGN)[1]
  • Parent company: Cortés Gas Natural (CGN)[1]
  • Location: Puerto Cortes, Cortés, Honduras
  • Coordinates: 15.8260, -87.9296 (approximate)[2]
  • Gross generating capacity (proposed): 350 MW
    • Unit 1: Gas-fired[1][3] combined cycle[1], 350 MW[1][3] (start-up year not available)


The natural-gas fired Puerto Cortés power station was originally proposed in 2019 - along with the Mexico-Northern Central America Gas Pipeline - as part of a United Nations regional energy development plan for southern Mexico and Central America.[2][3][4] In December 2019 the Honduran government signed a memorandum of understanding with the company CGN (Cortés Gas Natural) for development of the 350 MW power plant.[5]

However, the UN's August 2021 development plan for the region mentions only the gas pipeline project, not the power plant[6], and as of November 2021 there have been no other news reports about the Puerto Cortés power station for more than two years, so it is presumed to be shelved.

Articles and Resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "Proyecto de gas natural". CGN (Cortés Gas Natural). Retrieved 2022-04-20.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador envision gas pipeline to bolster economic development". S&P Global. May 20, 2019. Archived from the original on May 3, 2021. Retrieved May 4, 2021.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Mexico revives Central America gas and power plan". Argus Media. May 22, 2019. Archived from the original on May 3, 2021. Retrieved May 4, 2021.
  4. "Plan de Desarrollo Integral El Salvador-Guatemala-Honduras-México: Diagnóstico, áreas de oportunidad y recomendaciones de la CEPAL, p 13". CEPAL. May 20, 2019.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. "Anuncian interés de construir planta de energía a base de gas". La Prensa. December 9, 2019.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. "Plan de Desarrollo Integral para el Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras y el sur-sureste de México, vol. 2". CEPAL. August 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)