Mexico saw a rocky start to 2017 as riots erupted in response to a 20 percent increase in gasoline prices resulting from the elimination of subsidies and the introduction of a new tax (IEPS). Industry experts agree that energy subsidies are no longer sustainable -economically or environmentally- but their elimination must be done carefully to […]Continue Reading →
In an excerpt from his exclusive interview with Mexico Energy Review 2017, César Hernández Ochoa, Deputy Minister of Electricity shares some of the milestones the Energy Reform has reached in the electricity sector and his perspectives about the upcoming years. To learn more about the Mexican electricity industry and Mr. Hernández’s perspectives over the […]Continue Reading →
CFE’s subsidiary companies of Transmission, Distribution and Basic Supply just started operations this month. CFE Qualified, CFEnergy, CFE International and the unit dedicated to interconnection of legacy contracts are also getting ready to start operating to enter the wholesale market on Jan. 1.
During his appearance last Nov. 14 on […]
Last week came as a shock for everyone who did not foresee the victory of now-President- elect Donald Trump.
The Mexican currency plummeted at a record speed as Trump’s victory seemed unstoppable. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/10/business/dealbook/mexico-peso-dollar-election-trump.html?_r=0
As we woke up the next day we started analyzing the possible outcomes of the election results. As for the energy […]Continue Reading →
The International Energy Agency’s (IEA) report on Mexico’s outlook was released on Wednesday 26th, with an interesting perspective on the role renewable energy will play in Mexico’s Power industry and overall economy in 2040.
CENAGAS launched the call for the first open season to assign available capacity of the natural gas pipeline […]Continue Reading →
In an excerpt from his exclusive interview with Mexico Energy Review 2017, José Pablo Fernández, CEO of Grupo Dragón shares part of the company’s experience as the first private entity exploiting geothermal energy in Mexico and migrating to the new regulatory scheme.
Q: Grupo Dragón got the first private concession for a geothermal […]Continue Reading →
The publication of the preliminary interconnection manual for distributed generation (DG) systems released in September has raised concerns in the solar energy industry as the government communicated its intentions to shift from net-metering to a net-billing system.
The penetration of DG systems – those with under 0.5 MW capacity – in the residential, commercial […]Continue Reading →
In an excerpt from his exclusive interview with Mexico Energy Review 2017, Pedro Berriel, Director General of Power Electronics Mexico, explains the technical challenges that solar energy developers are facing in Mexico as well as the company’s role in developing innovative products for the solar and oil and gas industries.
Q: From a technical standpoint, […]Continue Reading →
The results of CENACE’s first long-term power auction surprised the world in March by obtaining record prices per megawatt-hour of solar energy (US$45.15/MWh). Now Mexico has set a new standard by reaching an average price of US$33.47 per megawatt-hour of clean energy, 30 percent lower than in the first auction.
The second power auction […]Continue Reading →
In this edition: rising electricity tariffs, first private company starts operations in the MEM, CFE’s new director general and great expectations about CFE’s second power auctions. Welcome to our first industry’s quarterly report!
The second quarter of the year witnessed Enrique Ochoa Reza leaving CFE to become the President of PRI, Mexico’s ruling political party, […]Continue Reading →