Posts by: Estefania Villavicencio

In his February 11 press conference, President Andres Manuel López Obrador pointed to the “deliberate dismantling” of CFE by regulatory authorities during the last administration. Today, the president went further in his criticism of CRE by announcing that President Commissioner Guillermo García has a “conflict of interests,” which he will provide proof of in the […]

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On February 11, 2019 President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced in a press conference the strategy that the electricity state-owned company will follow the next six years. After the cancellation of the fourth long-term electricity auction and the Ixtepec-Yautepec Transmission Line, the clean energy industry is under a wait and see environment, where policy remains […]

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The Mexican Wind Energy Association (AMDEE), founded in 2005, brings together project developers, manufacturers and service providers to present a united front on common issues before the authorities, society and economic players related to the wind energy sector.The Mexican Wind Energy Association (AMDEE), founded in 2005, brings together project developers, manufacturers and service providers to […]

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This has been a rough week for the clean energy industry in Mexico. Strategic auction processes such as the Ixtepec-Yautepec Transmission Line and the Fourth Long-Term Electricity Auction were cancelled by the government. Meanwhile, CRE faces lags within its regulatory responsibilities due to lack of personnel. The industry is concerned about the further development of […]

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CENACE announced the cancellation of the fourth-long term electricity auction this Thursday, Jan. 31. The press release was signed by Alfonso Morcos, the new Director General of CENACE. After three successful editions, the fourth long-term electricity auction promised more renewable power at low prices into the grid. It was originally scheduled to […]

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Davos discussions wrapped up last week and this time, climate change was at the top of the agenda. After the COP 21 in 2015, 55 countries that generate 55 percent of the global emissions ratified the Paris Agreement. To date, 184 parties have ratified the Convention. This global collaboration aims to keep global temperature rises […]

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CFE is and will remain Mexico’s leading electricity supplier. Nevertheless, some of the most strategic projects of the former administration such as the fourth long-term electricity auction and the Ixtepec-Yautepec Transmission Line have been cancelled. Uncertainty governs the sector, while the industry awaits further plans. In the meantime, the financial sector advocates for continuity by fostering […]

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The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting started this week. This yearly gathering brings together the top leaders from around the world for four days in Davos, Switzerland to discuss the most pressing issues that threaten the world’s economies. Numerous initiatives have been launched in Davos such as the System Initiative on Shaping the Future […]

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AMLO’S NATIONAL ELECTRICITY PROGRAM

 

 

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced on Saturday his National Electricity Program, including moves to bolster CFE’s budget in an effort to return Mexico to energy self-sufficiency and the suspension of the fourth long-term electricity auction. “We used to be a self-sufficient country. Now, we have to purchase […]

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CRE turned 25 years old and it celebrated its anniversary with an event called “A Reflection on the First 25 Years.” During the event, Pedro Joaquín Coldwell, Minister of Energy, congratulated the regulatory agency for opening Mexico’s energy market to the world, and for improving the local condition of the energy industry with remarkable achievements […]

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