From the monthly archives: March 2016

After a short process carried out by CENACE on the morning of March 29, 11 economic proposals from seven companies were selected as the optimal combination offering the maximum economic surplus to CFE. From the 11 economic proposals, seven corresponded to wind farms and four to solar projects. Only two of the winners are Mexican […]

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On March 28, the Ministry of Energy announced that CENACE, the independent grid operator, had finalized the reception period of economic proposals for the first long-term electricity tender, closing the process with 227 proposals from 69 participating companies. During the pre-registration period, 81 companies presented their technical proposals to CENACE, but 12 decided not to […]

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The Energy Reform has become tangible in the electricity sector, as the launch of the wholesale electricity market was followed by CFE’s first tender for long-term contracts in generation, capacity, and clean energy certificates (CELs). The round will take place in March of this year, and CFE already presented its proposal before CENACE. In this […]

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When Mexico decided to liberalize its electricity market, it knew it was going to be a titanic enterprise. Probably the biggest challenge of all will be that of transforming CFE into a productive enterprise of the State and ensuring that the market is a fair playing field. CFE has been ruling the Mexican electricity sector […]

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Four years ago, the World Economic Forum in collaboration with Accenture launched the Energy Architecture Performance Index (EAPI), a system that evaluates the global benchmarking of energy systems through 18 indicators that cover key topics such as energy security or sustainability. For the 2016 edition, the EAPI assessed the energy performance of 126 countries and […]

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The opening of the Mexican energy sector to private investment has raised the interest of many international actors, including some of the world’s largest energy players. Nonetheless, there are several particularities of the Mexican regulatory and social framework that have raised concerns among international investors. Probably one of the most misunderstood figures are the ejidos, […]

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