The outreach of Mexico’s Energy Reform is not limited to the liberalization of the country’s oil, gas and electric sectors and fostering a diverse energy mix, including clean and renewable energy sources.
There are also new business opportunities ripe for the taking, like energy trading and distributed generation (DG). Mexico’s energy authorities have made considerable efforts to provide the necessary regulatory framework to guarantee open access to the grid as outlined by the Electric Industry Law (LIE), including Contract Models, Consideration Methodologies and General Administrative Dispositions Relating to Distributed Generation.
In its latest analysis, CRE outlined DG’s exponential growth nationwide. Case in point: the number of contracts in 2013 totaled 4,620. In 2016, the aggregate number increased to 21,578 contracts. The figure is expected to reach 286,918 by 2022.
As it stands, DG represents only 0.3 percent of Mexico’s total generation capacity nationwide, making for a quite large window of opportunity. Several companies are capitalizing on this niche, among them Canada’s ATCO México.
“The segment offers scalable generation within a grid that does not require additional interconnectivity, generating important cost reductions,” says Pablo Puig, Director General of ATCO México in an exclusive interview with Mexico Energy Review.
ATCO México will be showcasing its plans for Mexico’s DG sector during an exclusive, invitation-only Distributed Generation Networking Cocktail on Wednesday, Sept. 21, organized by Mexico Energy Review.