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Current status on geothermal exploration permits & concessions in Mexico

Domo de San Pedro geothermal project, Mexico (source: Grupo Dragon)
Alexander Richter Alexander Richter 23 Sep 2018

On its website, Mexico's Ministry of Energy reports currently 24 geothermal exploration permits given and 6 utilisation concessions.

In compliance with the Geothermal Energy Law until June 2018, 24 exploration permits and 6 concessions have been granted for the exploitation of geothermal resources.

With Permits, activities that contribute to the geological, geophysical and geochemical knowledge of the permitted geothermal area can be carried out, as well as carrying out works and in order to corroborate the existence of the geothermal resource.

In the case of Concessions, these will allow the exploitation of geothermal resources for commercial purposes, to obtain electrical energy and other uses through the heat of the subsoil, either through the drilling of wells or any other means, including other works necessary for the construction, extraction, start-up, production and transformation of the geothermal resource.

Exploration Permits:

Utilisation Concessions:

The linked documents are the actual permits/ concession documents. They contain though quite a few blacked out details with regards to e.g. owners/ and location of the plants.

Source: Mexico Energy of Industry (SENER)