Mexico-nuclear.pngAs of 31 December 2022

Mexico has two operable nuclear reactors located on the east coast of the country, 290 km east of the capital, Mexico City. Laguna Verde 1 began commercial operation in 1990 and unit 2 in 1995.

In July 2020 the Mexico energy ministry approved a 30-year extension of the operating licence for Laguna Verde 1. This would allow the reactor to operate until 2050. In August 2022 Laguna Verde 2 was granted an extension to its operating licence, to April 2055.

Figure Me1. Annual electricity output (TWh) and age of reactors (years) at time of generation


Figure Me2. Average capacity factor of reactors in Mexico


Figure Me3. Emissions avoidance through use of nuclear generation in Mexico


Mexican nuclear cleared to run into 2050s : World Nuclear News - 30 August 2022