Posts by: Wallace Porter

December 2015 marked the tenth year of Francisco Salazar’s tenure as President Commissioner of CRE. Salazar completed his second five-year term in the regulatory organ, therefore he had to leave the position. CRE was left without a President Commissioner in January 1, 2016, which created quite some uncertainty and turmoil in the energy industry. For […]

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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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Mexico Wind Power once again brings the most important players in Mexico’s most prolific renewable energy source under one roof. José Navarro, Director General of EJ Krause, the company responsible for organizing this event, shares that his company’s global strategy consists of getting involved in strategic sectors, such as energy. “For us, the energy sector […]

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The oil business has an unflattering image in the eyes of environmentally concerned people, mainly due to the negative impact of oil spills. In the past 37 years, there have been 13 large-scale oil spills, with BP Horizon and Exxon Valdez considered two of the worst man-made disasters. BP Horizon resulted in the spill of […]

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Long ago, PEMEX announced its new structure, shifting from four subsidiaries to two main subsidiaries and five branches or service companies. The separation was an immediate result of the Energy Reform and its bylaws, as these prohibit the vertical integration of State-owned companies. It was evident that CFE would have to undergo a similar process, […]

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The Energy Reform and the country’s climate change ambitions have moved forward once again now that the Senate finally passed the Law of the Energy Transition. The legislation formally establishes Clean Energy Certificates as an obligatory mechanism, and its regulatory framework is poised to help achieve the clean energy objectives. The Chamber of Deputies made […]

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Conventional power generation systems experience efficiency rates of 30-40%, while cogeneration systems achieve levels of 80-85%. PEMEX’s productive processes require large amounts of electricity and vapor, so the oil company benefits […]

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Once again, the absence of the Law of the Energy Transition became a trending topic as the Senate failed to pass this law. Rafael Pacchiano, Minister of the Environment, was convinced the legislation would be approved just in time for President Peña Nieto to present it at COP 21 in Paris. However, the Energy Commission […]

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Not so long ago, the Isthmus of Tehuantepec became crowded with wind projects. The natural resources in this region were seen as an opportunity that had to be seized, but there was a significant issue every player pointed out: the lack of transmission infrastructure. The Ministry of Energy and CRE came up with the Open […]

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Iberdrola, the largest private energy company in Mexico, continues securing its leading position in the country. This time, the Spanish giant is planning to invest over US$2 billion in power generation initiatives. After the inauguration of the Pier II wind farm in Esperanza, Puebla, the company’s President, José Ignacio Sánchez Galán, stated Iberdola’s intent to […]

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