GMéxico Project

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{{#badges:CoalSwarm|Navbar-LatinAmericacoal}} The GMéxico project was a proposed 450-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Pasta de Conchos, Coahuila, Mexico.

Location

The map below shows Pasta de Conchos, the approximate location where the plant was to be built.

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Background

The concession to build a coal plant in Coahuila was granted by Mexican president Vicente Fox in November 2005.[1] Grupo México announced the GMéxico project publicly in September 2006[2], only seven months after an infamous explosion at the company's nearby Pasta de Conchos mine killed 65 coal miners. Tensions between Grupo México and the surrounding community increased in the aftermath of the mine disaster[3], and plans for the power plant were eventually abandoned. Neither the power plant nor the mine disaster is mentioned on Grupo México's website.[4]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Grupo México
  • Parent company: Grupo México
  • Location: Pasta de Conchos, Coahuila, Mexico
  • Coordinates: 27.933333, -101.216667 (approximate)
  • Status: Cancelled
  • Gross Capacity: 450 MW
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Articles and resources

References

  1. "Ambición por el gas,", El Proceso, October 1, 2006.
  2. "De manifiesto, el favoritismo del gobierno de Coahuila al GAN,", El Proceso, October 25, 2006.
  3. "Families grieve for Mexican miners left underground,", CNN, February 22, 2011.
  4. "Grupo México: History,", Grupo Mexico website, accessed April 2014.

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