From the monthly archives: February 2018

Mexico Objectives

On Jan. 18, 2018, Mexico officially joined the International Energy Agency (IEA), becoming the 30th member and the first from Latin America. According to the IEA, Mexico’s membership is a cornerstone on the ongoing modernization strategy and commitment with emerging economies. Both Joaquín Coldwell, Mexico’s Minister of Energy, and Faith Birol, IEA’s […]

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Francisco Estrada, Protections, Communications and Control Coordinator at CFE Tansmisión, discussed the future objectives of the company during the Mexico Energy Forum 2018 at Mexico City’s Hotel Sheraton Maria Isabel on Wednesday, saying that creating a level playing field would play a central role.

Worldwide, the objective of transmission companies is to transmit electricity […]

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The CFE of the Future

On February 21, 2018 By

Jaime Hernández, Director General of CFE, outlined the commission’s coming targets at the Mexico Energy Forum 2018 in Mexico City on Wednesday, telling the Hotel Sheraton Maria Isabel audience that CFE has a three-prong strategy going forward: improve operational performance, consolidate finances and invest in the development and implementation of new technologies. “We need to […]

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When it comes to social impact, money does not always talk. Sometimes the most overlooked step is to listen, Alfonso Caso, Director General of ANAF Energy, told the audience at Mexico Energy Forum 2018 on Wednesday in Mexico City. “We need to build relationships not buy consent,” he cautioned.

In response to moderator and Principal […]

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Mexico needs to create a smart grid that can integrate every kind of power generation source, panelists at Mexico Energy Forum 2018 said on Wednesday at the Hotel Sheraton Maria Isabel in Mexico City. “Smart grids should assimilate the best telecoms available to integrate and train every player involved in the purpose of a […]

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Power consumers are changing and so must suppliers of these services in order to meet the new demand, Dafna Siegert, Partner Power and Utilities Leader LATAM North at EY, said during Mexico Energy Forum 2018 on Wednesday at the Hotel Sheraton María Isabel in Mexico City.

During her presentation, Siegert enumerated several variables that […]

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Distributed Generation (DG) has a solid future in Mexico because the regulations are not only focused on the present but also on the future, said José Zambrano, Co-Founder and CEO of Galt Energy, at the Mexico Energy Forum 2018 in Mexico City on Wednesday. “In Mexico, the regulation does not only plan for the […]

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CRE: Regulator and Enabler

On February 21, 2018 By

Guillermo García, President Commissioner of CRE, told the Mexico Energy Forum 2018 on Wednesday that the Energy Reform is here to stay, regardless of presidential administrations. “The Energy Reform cannot be reversed, it is a constitutional reform and the Supreme Court backs the reform in every aspect. We, as regulators have different administration cycles, […]

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The panelists at the Mexico Energy Forum 2018 on Wednesday in Mexico City agreed that there cannot be a healthy energy trading market without access to financing. According to Hans-Joachim Kohlsdorf, Managing Partner at Energy to Market, this is the single greatest problem he has encountered in Mexico. “The regulators and institutions have done a […]

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There are still challenges to overcome before financing institutions can more effectively deal with the risks of a project under the PPA format, Marian Aguirre, Energy Finance Vice President of BANCOMEXT, told the Mexico Energy Forum 2018 in Mexico City on Wednesday. “There is a tendency toward tariff differentiation and we need to better understand […]

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