Alexander Richter / Think GeoEnergy
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In a recent report on business opportunities for American companies, in a publication called “Overseas Business Insights” of January 27, 2017, the U.S. State Department describes Mexico’s geothermal potential.
Today, Mexico ranks no. 4 in terms of geothermal resources, according to the report, behind the U.S., the Philippines and Indonesia. The country is today the sixth largest geothermal operator with an installed geothermal power generation capacity of 926 MW (with more not operating). The plants operated by the Federal Electricity Commission produced around 6,330 GWh of electricity, or around 2 percent of total power generation in Mexico that year.