Greenpeace secures victory in legal battle for Mexico’s renewables
June 1 (Renewables Now) – Environmental organisation Greenpeace on Friday said that it succeeded in getting a court in Mexico temporarily suspend recently imposed measures by local energy secretariat Sener and electricity system operator Cenace to limit the operation of new Mexican renewable energy plants.
The judge’s ruling applies to Cenace’s measure to indefinitely halt performance tests for wind and solar farms, but also to a resolution that Sener controversially published in the official state gazette despite the publisher’s initial objections.
According to news reports in mid-May, Sener sought to publish its “Policy of reliability, security, continuity in the national electricity system” without first going through the process of regulatory impact analysis. The state gazette then refused, leaving the policy review to the National Commission for Regulatory Improvement (Conamer), it was then reported.
However, Sener succeeded in its intent and published the resolution in the official state gazette just hours after the head of Conamer tweeted his resignation, business magazine Expansion reported.
Since then, several companies in the renewables sector initiated a court battle to contest the measure by Cenace and get the performance tests going so the plants can prepare for commercial operations….