Director of Mexico’s electric grid operator steps down
Alfonso Morcos Flores (pictured) has stepped down as director of Mexico’s electrical grid operator (Cenace).
The resignation follows those of the environment and communications and transport ministers.
Local media reports indicate state power company CFE’s former corporate deputy director of strategy and regulation, Carlos Gonzalo Meléndez Román, will lead Cenace.
Though the government has yet to announce the departure, the resignation comes on the heels of a reported meeting between President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) and top energy officials and regulators.
Sources cited by energy news outlet Energía a Debate, allegedly confirmed that Morcos resigned at the end of the meeting, whose participants also included representatives from hydrocarbons commission CNH, energy sector regulator CRE, the energy ministry (Sener), natural gas pipeline operator Cenagas, public oil research agency IMP, national oil company Pemex, and state-owned power company CFE.
The meeting was allegedly held to revisit the objectives defined in a similar meeting on July 22, where the president ordered participants to explore every avenue to ensure Pemex and CFE would dominate the energy market without having to change the constitution.
But AMLO has also reiterated that he would try and change the constitution to achieve that goal.