CENACE RSS Feed

#Mexican lawmakers weaken #energy reforms as bill is waved through

Mexican lawmakers weaken energy reforms as bill is waved through Mexico’s lower house of Congress has approved a hydrocarbon law that undoes some of the market-opening measures included in the country’s 2013-2014 energy reforms, reinforcing the dominance of state-run Pemex in the downstream sector. The government-backed bill repeals provisions that compel market regulator CRE to … Continue reading #Mexican lawmakers weaken #energy reforms as bill is waved through

The Biden Administration to Establish a New Relationship with Mexico Where Clean Energy Sector May Play a Key Role

The Biden Administration to Establish a New Relationship with Mexico Where Clean Energy Sector May Play a Key Role On April 29, 2020, Mexico’s electricity grid operator (CENACE) indefinitely suspended testing and grid connections for renewable energy plants. Citing COVID-19-related concerns relative to the “intermittent nature of renewables,” the suspension barred renewable energy plant development … Continue reading The Biden Administration to Establish a New Relationship with Mexico Where Clean Energy Sector May Play a Key Role

What’s in store for #Mexico ’s electric power regulation in 2021?

What’s in store for Mexico’s electric power regulation in 2021? Next year will be a key one for private investment in Mexico’s power sector and it could prove crucial to determine whether the current administration will have enough political backing to pursue legal changes to the sector. This year has been a complicated one, as … Continue reading What’s in store for #Mexico ’s electric power regulation in 2021?

#Mexico plans to alter dispatch priority to favor public hydro

Mexico plans to alter dispatch priority to favor public hydros Mexico’s government has announced a new measure aimed at favoring public utility CFE’s hydroelectric generators by arbitrarily modifying their dispatch priority. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) will issue a decree changing the normal dispatch priority, currently based on economic principles. Grid coordinator Cenace will … Continue reading #Mexico plans to alter dispatch priority to favor public hydro

Renewable energy and carbon capture in Mexico

Renewable energy and carbon capture in Mexico According to the 2019–2033 National Electric System Development Programme (PRODESEN 2019–2033), in 2018 renewable energy production in Mexico accounted for approximately 16.7 per cent of the total generation output countrywide (equal to 53,019GWh). Hydropower is still the main renewable energy resource (based on the fact that the Mexican … Continue reading Renewable energy and carbon capture in Mexico

Director of Mexico’s electric grid operator steps down

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, … Continue reading Director of Mexico’s electric grid operator steps down

#Mexico ’s fight against renewable energy: the story so far

Mexico’s fight against renewable energy: the story so far When Andres Manuel López Obrador was elected president of Mexico in July 2018, he promised to return the country’s energy companies to their former glory. Since then, his policies have turned away renewable investment and prompted an internal legal struggle. In his first speech following election, … Continue reading #Mexico ’s fight against renewable energy: the story so far

#Mexico blocks private renewable energy expansion

Mexico blocks private renewable energy expansion Earlier this year, Mexico’s National Center of Energy Control (CENACE) issued a controversial directive limiting the amount of renewable energy that could be generated in the country. The order suspended licences for renewable energy plants set to begin operational testing after May 3. Two weeks later, the Energy Secretariat … Continue reading #Mexico blocks private renewable energy expansion

#Mexico ’s renewables market: competitive, but uncertain for now

Mexico’s renewables market: competitive, but uncertain for now Mexico’s once fast-growing wind and solar power market is coping with uncertainty due to regulatory changes announced since late April, but insiders remain committed to the country based on its long-term potential. “Right now, we have a competitive market,” said Daniel García, senior business manager at Atlas … Continue reading #Mexico ’s renewables market: competitive, but uncertain for now

Clean energy in Mexico on hold in favor of old-school power plants

Clean energy in Mexico on hold in favor of old-school power plants Mexico is far off track from its laws setting targets of 30% renewable energy generation by 2021, and 35% by 2024. The actions of the Lopez Obrador administration have only worsened prospects, taking multiple steps backward by pledging to construct a new oil … Continue reading Clean energy in Mexico on hold in favor of old-school power plants