As part of MORENA’s “Internet for everyone” initiative, CFE published the auction bases for a 50km concession in which national and international companies will be able to participate under specific requirements. The Ministry of Energy published an initiative through the National Commission of Regulatory Improvement (CONAMER) to reorganize CFE’s generation subsidiaries, changing previous competitiveness conditions established by the Energy Reform. Manuel Bartlett, Director General of CFE, met with WANO officials to review and optimize the Laguna Verde nuclear facility, which accounts for almost 4 percent of the country’s electricity generation. The government’s priorities are clear, but a massive electricity shutdown in the Yucatan peninsula raised questions about the transmission and distribution strategy.

In a global landscape, important companies in the oil and gas sector are looking to renewables. During CERA Week, Shell announced its intention to become the largest electricity company in the world by 2030. Following the trend of storage startups acquired by European energy giants, Wärtsilä took over Greensmith’s business. Tesla, meanwhile, announced new directives as it changes course on strategy.

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Transmission lines. Photo provided by CFE

 

NATIONAL

CONAMER publishes draft for reorganizing the legal separation of CFE’s generation subsidiaries  This initiative was introduced through a Manifest of Regulatory Impact (MIR)

CFE publishes auction bases for optic fiber project The 50km concession will provide free internet access at 8,353 points across the country

Electricity shutdown hits Yucatan peninsula Various municipalities in Yucatan, Campeche and Quintana Roo were affected after a massive failure related to two transmission lines

CFE and WANO review indicators for Laguna Verde nuclear plant In collaboration with the World Association of Nuclear Operators, the utility seeks to optimize its nuclear electricity generation

Mexico could become renewable energy giant According to Jeffrey Sachs, Professor at Columbia University, the country should stop its dependence on PEMEX and invest in the future

 

 

INTERNATIONAL

Shell aims to become world’s largest electricity company by 2030 Maarten Wetselaar, Director of Gas and New Energies, says the group could develop a power business of the same size as its oil and gas operations

Climate strikes: Students in 123 countries take part in marches From Bangkok to Berlin, students in over 2,000 cities have gone on strike against government inaction on climate change

Wärtsilä’s New Battery Business is ready to go globe-trotting Greensmith storage startup transformed into the Energy Storage, Solar and Integration division of Wärtsilä

Tesla appoints new CFO and Chief Accounting Officer Zachary Kirkhorn and Vaibhav Taneja will take over these positions after achieving a long track record in the company

Dutch to introduce corporate CO2 tax as climate plans fall short Proposals to fight climate change will cost the Netherlands EU$5.2 billion but will fall short in achieving its 49 percent CO2 reduction goal by 2030

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