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Enel decided to sell a majority stake of its renewable Mexican portfolio, consisting of five wind and three solar projects. The stake was bought by CKD Infraestructura México (CKD IM) and Caisse de Depot et Placement du Québec (CDPQ), for US$1.35 billion, totaling 1.7GW of capacity, of which 429MW are already […]

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Geothermal to go!

On July 28, 2017 By

When we think about geothermal energy, we may imagine big, steamy and noisy plants that expand throughout several hectares. Indeed, geothermal plants are projects like this, which also need big investments and time to be developed.

High costs are involved in geothermal, says Gerardo Hiriart, Director General of Grupo Enal, “a 100MW [geothermal] project can […]

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The National Electric System Development Program, or PRODESEN, is the main tool to plan and design the electric infrastructure Mexico will need to cover its energy demand, on a 15-year period, following the country’s objectives of efficiency, quality and reliability of the National Energy System, or SEN, as well as its commitment with the […]

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As the Energy Reform continues evolving, qualified users face an avalanche of options to satisfy their energy consumption requirements, each having its own risks and benefits, which companies now have to evaluate and compare to choose the option that best fits their interests, panelists said on Wednesday at the Mexico Energy Forum 2017 in […]

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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 […]

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The Valley of Mexico, where Mexico City is located, is surrounded by the presence of two stunning geological formations: the Popocatepetl Volcano and the Iztaccihuatl Mountain.  In the antique myths, both places were the protagonist of a love story in where Iztaccihuatl was a beautiful Aztec princess and Popocatepetl a fearless warrior. Nowadays, the volcano […]

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On December 25, 2015, the Law of the Energy Transition (LTE) became effective after its approval by the Chamber of Deputies, with conditions regarding Clean Energy Certificates (CELs), clean energy targets, and the incorporation of renewable energy sources into the grid. The LTE complements the Law of the Electricity Industry in a strengthened framework […]

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The Mexican government has shown an interest in developing the country’s geothermal resources, and its commitment has been honored, as Round Cero has concluded timely. Mexico has the fourth largest installed capacity for geothermal energy in the world. In fact, CFE has 874MW installed across Baja California, Michoacan, Puebla, and Baja California Sur. The world’s […]

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Mexico’s Energy Strategy after the Energy Reform
Presentation: Leonardo Beltran, Undersecretary of Planning and Energy Transition at SENER

Leonardo Beltran began by explaining that following the Energy Reform, the government has a real mandate to achieve a transition toward renewable fuels. In December 2013, the passing of the secondary laws of the Energy Reform […]

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México es un líder mundial en energía geotérmica, pues ocupa el cuarto lugar en potencial instalado con 958 MW a partir de enero de 2011. Al estar en una zona sumamente fructífera para el desarrollo de energía geotérmica, nuestro aprovechamiento de esta tecnología solamente se puede incrementar.

México tiene cinco campos geotérmicos en distintas zonas […]

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