This past week in energy was marked by a gathering of industry leaders’ at the Mexico Energy Forum, which took place on Wednesday at the Sheraton Maria Isabel Hotel in Mexico City. From Abel Hibert discussing the administration’s plans to comply with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals to CRE officers assuring that the industry has not seen the last of the organization, the forum presented a focused discussion on the Mexican energy industry’s hottest topics.

 

In our weekly spotlight interview, Citibanamex is the Mexican subsidiary of Citigroup, an American multinational investment banking and financial services corporation. It has about 200 million customer accounts and is present in 160 countries. Mexico Energy Review sat down with Salomón Amkie, Vice President, Head of Power and Utilities to get his take on the ever-evolving energy landscape.

Mexico Energy Forum:

  • Abel Hibert, Economic Adviser to President López Obrador, discussed the administration’s plans to follow the UN Sustainable Development Goals to develop a more sustainable energy mix.
  • Energy efficiency to guarantee supply, learn more!
  • The industry has not seen the last of CRE. Dissipating lingering fears, current and former CRE officers assured investors that the regulatory entity would not disappear.
  • Industry experts discuss the future of the country’s transmission and distribution grid and what needs to be done to integrate smart technologies. The conclusion? Private-public sector collaboration is crucial for an efficient transmission and distribution network.
  • New financing models, the ideal path toward energy stabilization in Mexico.
  • The role of the private sector in the development of Mexico’s energy market cannot be understated. Private companies will be essential along the country’s road toward implementing clean energy projects.

Politics & Energy:

International Outlook:

  • China aims to take energy projects away from Earth and into outer space, envisioning the engineering of a PV Plant to orbit the Earth.
  • A new alliance for solar projects is born as Audax Renewables and Praxia Energy join forces.
  • Israel and the US will work together on energy research. The US-Israel Energy Center will be managed by the US-Israel Binational Industrial Research and Development Foundation (BIRD).

 

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