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November 29, 2021

Petacalco (Plutarco Elias Calles) Thermal Power Plant, Mexico

By Carmen

Petacalco (Plutarco Elias Calles) Thermal Power Plant is a 2,800MW coal fired power project. It is located in Guerrero, Mexico. The project is currently active. It has been developed in multiple phases. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in November 1993.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Thermal 2,800 2,800 Active Guerrero, Mexico


The project is currently owned by Comision Federal de Electricidad with a stake of 100%.

It is a steam turbine power plant. The power plant run on dual-fuel. The primary fuel being used to power the plant is coal. In case of shortage of coal the plant can also run on Oil.

The project generated 16,167,000MWh of electricity.

Development Status

The project got commissioned in November 1993.

Power Purchase Agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to Comision Federal de Electricidad under a power purchase agreement with a contracted capacity is 2,778MW.

Contractors Involved

Mitsubishi Power and Techint were selected to render EPC services for the coal fired power project.

The Coal fired project have been supplied by Ansaldo San Giorgio and Mitsubishi Power.

Mitsubishi Power supplied electric generator for the project.

Mitsubishi Power supplied steam boiler for the Petacalco (Plutarco Elias Calles) Thermal Power Plant (Petacalco (Plutarco Elias Calles) Thermal Power Plant Unit VII).


All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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