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Oil and gas lobbyists pressed for exemption from Trump’s Mexico tariffs

Oil and gas lobbyists pressed for exemption from Trump’s Mexico tariffs Oil and natural gas executives are breathing a sigh of relief after the United States and Mexico reached a deal to avoid tariffs threatening to constrict a burgeoning flow of crude oil and refined fuels between the two countries. But the agreement is hardly … Continue reading Oil and gas lobbyists pressed for exemption from Trump’s Mexico tariffs

#Mexico wants firms to revise contracts so electric rates don’t rise

Mexico wants firms to revise contracts so electric rates don’t rise MEXICO CITY, Feb 11 (Reuters) – Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Monday he wants to revise the contracts that private energy companies have with state-run power utility CFE so they do not hike electricity prices. “We are urging companies that have … Continue reading #Mexico wants firms to revise contracts so electric rates don’t rise

Mexico suspends ongoing clean energy tender

Mexico suspends ongoing clean energy tender MEXICO: The new government has suspended an ongoing clean energy auction without saying when results will be announced or when contracts may be awarded. Mexico’s grid operator and regulator Cenace (the National Energy Control Centre) stated the suspension would allow president Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s new administration to review … Continue reading Mexico suspends ongoing clean energy tender

Celec and Cenace sign agreement to strengthen the Ecuadorian power sector

Celec and Cenace sign agreement to strengthen the Ecuadorian power sector On Friday, September 21, 2018, the Electricity Corporation of Ecuador (CELEC EP) and the National Electricity Operator (CENACE) signed a framework agreement for inter-institutional cooperation. The objective is to strengthen the national electricity sector, promoting the exchange of knowledge and experiences, said Engineer Gonzalo … Continue reading Celec and Cenace sign agreement to strengthen the Ecuadorian power sector

Who needs batteries: pumped storage ‘lake battery’ planned for #Baja_California

Who needs batteries: pumped storage ‘lake battery’ planned for Baja California With solar and pumped storage, Mexico could become energy self-sufficient We were on our way to Huilotán, a jungly ecopark located deep in a canyon just north of Guadalajara. How the subject of lithium batteries came up, I don’t know, but we were discussing … Continue reading Who needs batteries: pumped storage ‘lake battery’ planned for #Baja_California

Mexico’s Fourth Long-Term Power Auction: An Update on SLP-1/2018

Mexico’s Fourth Long-Term Power Auction: An Update on SLP-1/2018 Background As part of Mexico’s Energy Reform, on August 12, 2014, a new electricity law became effective. Prior to the law’s enactment, the Mexican electric industry was governed by a restrictive legal framework that limited private sector participation and reserved most of the market for the … Continue reading Mexico’s Fourth Long-Term Power Auction: An Update on SLP-1/2018

#Mexico to hold first medium-term power auction in February; plans eight trading zones

Mexico to hold first medium-term power auction in February; plans eight trading zones Mexico will hold its first medium-term electricity auction in February 2018, Energy Secretary Pedro Joaquin Coldwell said Tuesday. Companies will be able to buy and sell contracts ranging from one to three years, which will protect them from the volatility of the … Continue reading #Mexico to hold first medium-term power auction in February; plans eight trading zones