Mexico’s awaited Energy Reform is part of a larger scheme of structural changes that the government is implementing to boost the country’s economic and social development in the coming years. The development of a strong political and legal framework to ensure the growth of renewable energy use is [...]

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Mexico is poised to be part of the next solar photovoltaic boom in Latin America. The country is expected to lead the region in PV energy growth steered in large part by the policies of the Energy Reform. Mexico’s solar resources, a growing middle class and high energy prices add to the potential for such [...]

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Mexico’s wind energy sector has undergone a dramatic transformation since the early 1990s and this shows no sign of slowing down anytime soon, with international heavyweights multiplying investment in the sector. Spanish company Iberdrola has been present in Mexico since 1998 and the firm currently stands as the largest private power generator in [...]

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Although it is the fourth largest producer in the world in terms of geothermal energy, Mexico is still far from reaching its full potential for this resource, estimated at 10GW. Several geothermal fields have been identified in Mexico, four of which are currently under development with a total net installed capacity of 1017.4MW. However, this [...]

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In the midst of approval of significant structural reforms, President Enrique Peña Nieto is currently touring Europe, selling the renewal of Mexico’s economic fortunes to presidents and businessmen alike. The country’s recent opening to private investment in new sectors is hugely significant as many European power utilities have their eyes [...]

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The Mexican International Renewable Energy Congress (MIREC) of 2014 marked a seminal meeting point for the main policymakers in the Mexican renewable energy market, as well as the principal international experts and sector developers. The event followed on the heels of the recently approved Energy Reform and in the face of ambitious renewable energy targets set by the Mexican [...]

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Mexico has a long and well-established tradition of water resource management. The system of grants and allocations of surface and groundwater is governed by the National Water Law (LAN), and CONAGUA (the National Water Commission) is the national authority on the subject. However, efforts to manage the country’s water resources have been insufficient as mechanisms [...]

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On April 30th, President Enrique Peña Nieto sent to Congress a package of eight new laws and reforms to thirteen existing ones. These collectively comprised the long-awaited secondary laws of the Energy Reform. While Congress labors to discuss these amendments to the country’s legislative system, the third edition of the Mexican International Renewable [...]

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