Mexico and US sign nuclear agreement

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Mexico and the US have signed a nuclear energy cooperation agreement which facilitates the transfer of technology, information, equipment and regulatory best practices for energy generation, as well as covering the use of nuclear energy in health and agricultural applications.

Mexico currently has 1,608MW of generation capacity through the two reactors of its Laguna Verde nuclear plant in Veracruz state. In 2016 some 3.3% of Mexico's energy was generated by the Laguna Verde plant.

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An additional 4,081MW of nuclear generation capacity will be added in 2017-2031, according to the energy ministry's (Sener) energy prospectus. This capacity will come online between 2029 and 2031 according to the prospectus.