Ex Post Evaluation of Mitigation Measures in the Samalayuca II and Monterrey III Thermal Power Generation Projects

Mar 2011
This evaluation conducts an ex post review of the mitigation measures in the Samalayuca II and Monterrey III thermal power generation projects in Mexico. In general, it can be concluded that both thermoelectric power plants took into account most of the environmental impacts and mitigation measures recommended by the literature. A more active role in project design, supervision, and monitoring by the IDB would increase the technical value added. Social action plans need to be considered, as well as local community participation during project design and monitoring. Targeted studies to solve environmental problems can reduce uncertainty when choosing alternatives for managing associated risks. The participation of multidisciplinary teams and local specialists in the drafting of evaluation and monitoring reports would strengthen the technical aspects of the reports.