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 […]Continue Reading →
As the country’s presidential campaigns unfold and candidates Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO), José Antonio Meade, Margarita Zavala and Ricardo Anaya set out to convince the Mexican electorate, dissecting each of the presidential hopefuls’ plans for Mexico’s energy sector is in order.
In 2013, Mexico set the stepping stones of an ambitious energy transition […]Continue Reading →
In an excerpt from his exclusive interview with Mexico Energy Review 2017, Mauricio Toache, Director General of SEL México discusses the electrical equipment that will be crucial to improve the performance of the Mexican power network, particularly if larger shares of renewables are injected into the grid.
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In an excerpt from his exclusive interview with Mexico Energy & Sustainability Review 2016/17, Cecilia Alvarado, Associate at Goodrich, Riquelme & Asociados, discusses the main features of the Mexican new electricity market, as well as the main challenges that the country will face improving its competitiveness in this sector.
Q: How has the Energy […]Continue Reading →
The opening of the wholesale electricity market is bringing important modifications to the Mexican electricity sector. One of the most relevant changes is the introduction of competitive tariffs for industrial and commercial consumers with aggregated electricity consumption above a stated threshold, currently set at 3MW, which are recognized as qualified users by the Law of […]Continue Reading →
Most people will agree that renewables are marvelous as they provide power in a clean and economical way. Nonetheless, most renewable sources also present a drawback that holds them back from becoming the number one energy producers: they are intermittent. Wind and sunlight are cheap and widely available, but it is not possible to control […]Continue Reading →
In the world of business, identifying and seizing the right opportunities is essential for companies that are determined to succeed. With all the reforms that the country is currently undergoing, Mexico is full of possibilities for those players that are smart enough to spot them. In this regard, one of the most interesting is the […]Continue Reading →
Hydroelectric energy has played an important role in the national electric system since the early days of power generation in Mexico. In 2014, hydropower accounted for nearly 20% of the electricity generated, strengthening its position as the most important renewable energy source in the country. Last year, however, the amount of electricity generated from hydroelectric […]Continue Reading →
Mexico initiated its nuclear program at the late 1950s when the country opened the National Nuclear Energy Commission, which led to the construction of Mexico’s only nuclear power plant, Laguna Verde, in 1976. Since then, the advancement of the national nuclear sector has moved relatively slowly, with the construction of Laguna Verde’s second reactor in 1995, […]Continue Reading →
Solar and wind have risen to become the stars of the renewable energy industry, yet there is one word that puts a damper on their progress: intermittency. In Mexico, renewable energy companies are grumbling that certain incentives like green wheeling, capacity recognition, and energy banks have been stripped away; now all hopes are […]Continue Reading →