2013’s Energy Reform marked a turning point for Mexico’s energy sector. Four years after that moment, Mexico can boast more than 20GW clean energy installed capacity, setting out the ambitious goal of 35 percent of its energy coming from clean sources by 2024. Key participants and new arrivals are jockeying for position as Mexico’s third […]

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Worldwide, women represent only 30 percent of the industrial workforce. Even in a more inclusive industry such as clean energy the number goes down to 19. To fight for female presence in the renewables industry, on Apr. 4, 2017 the Women in Mexican Renewable Energy (MERM) association was inaugurated.

Absence of women in engineering […]

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There is good news for investors in Mexico’s energy industry: the government has lengthened its CELs commitment, providing stability over a longer time frame that should bolster confidence.

The Ministry of Energy published on March 31 the CEL yearly minimum targets for up to 2022 in the DOF. Originally, the ministry had committed […]

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Mexico’s state-owned electric utility CFE is preparing itself to compete in the market on equal terms with private players as a generator and supplier for the market, even on renewable sources like solar and geothermal, Jaime Hernández, the company’s Director General, said on Wednesday during remarks to close Mexico Energy Forum 2017 at Mexico […]

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Social management, permit acquisition and industry understanding are consistently recognized by financial institutions, EPC companies and consulting agencies as the key elements that determine the success of an energy project, panelists at the Mexico Energy Forum 2017 said on Wednesday at Mexico City’s Hotel Sheraton Maria Isabel.

“Success factors for energy projects are power […]

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Solar Energy Here To Stay

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Contributed article by Dominic Pasteiner

The recent blossoming of Mexico’s solar sector is just the starting point for an industry that has all the attributes required to become a leader in national energy generation, a group of industry leaders agreed Wednesday in Mexico City at the Mexico Energy Forum 2017.

“Just 12 months ago several […]

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The evolution of the Wholesale Electricity Market (MEM) during the past year presented new challenges and opportunities for users across the value chain while creating user awareness of the costs involved, panelists agreed at Mexico Energy Forum 2017 on Wednesday at the Sheraton Maria Isabel in Mexico City.

“The key elements of the Reform were […]

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Contributed article by Dominic Pasteiner

The success of the first two power auctions was down to regulatory clarity and consistency, and this will continue to be a decisive factor as the market prepares for future bidding rounds, a panel of industry leaders agreed Wednesday in Mexico City.

“The efficiency of the whole auction process was […]

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Mexico’s still new electricity spot market is attracting increased attention from industry players and could see 11 new participants enter the field in the next months to complement the 15 already doing business in it, Mexico’s Deputy Minister of Electricity at the Ministry of Energy, César Hernández Ochoa, said on Wednesday during his remarks at […]

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Solar roofs and the onset of a growing market for distributed energy generation will become the next big thing in Mexico after the country publishes this week the last rules required to promote smaller scale solar PV in the country, said Guillermo García Alcocer, President Commissioner of the Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE), during his presentation […]

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