In 2017, Mexico energy mix was composed from 59% of natural gas, 12% of oil, 10% of hydro, 10% of coal, 3% of nuclear, 3% of wind and 2% of geothermal.
Mexico has two nuclear reactors, Laguna Verde 1 & 2 (LVNPP) which are boiling water reactors (BWRs). The two reactors at the plant were put into operation in 1990 and 1995 with an initial installed capacity of 675 MW each. Their capacity was increased to 800 MW each 10 years. In 2019, the LVNPP generated 11 189.83 GWh, equivalent to 5% of total generation in the country, the unit capability factor was 81.75%
The Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) is looking into building four nuclear reactors towards 2029–2031. Two more reactors at the Laguna Verde nuclear power plant [in Veracruz] and two on the Pacific coast. The cost of each 1,400-megawatt (MW) reactor, with a lifespan of about 60 years with an estimated cost of US $7 billion
- Dr. Javier Palacios Hernández, Director General, National Institute of Nuclear Research, Mexico
- Victor M. González, Deputy Director General for Nuclear Safety, National Commission on Nuclear Safety and Safeguards, Mexico
- Julián Gadano, Director of Program on Studies on Nuclear Energy and Innovation, University of Tres de Febrero