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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

Rising Regulatory Risk Halts #Mexican Private Power Investments

Rising Regulatory Risk Halts Mexican Private Power Investments Fitch Ratings-Monterrey-28 May 2020: The guidelines announced on May 15th by the Mexican Ministry of Energy (SENER) as a way to preserve grid reliability and safety, may restrict and ultimately undermine private energy investment, strengthening the market share and voice of state-owned utility Comision Federal de Electricidad … Continue reading Rising Regulatory Risk Halts #Mexican Private Power Investments

Greenpeace secures victory in legal battle for Mexico ‘s renewable s

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 … Continue reading Greenpeace secures victory in legal battle for Mexico ‘s renewable s

Mexican government clashes with private sector over recent power industry changes

Mexican government clashes with private sector over recent power industry changes MEXICO CITY (ICIS)–Some power market participants are disagreeing with arguments that authorities are using to support a new policy by energy ministry SENER and an April resolution by power market operator CENACE. CENACE’s agreement halted pre-operative testing on wind and solar generation plants with … Continue reading Mexican government clashes with private sector over recent power industry changes

#Coronavirus Slowing #Energy Infrastructure Permitting and Project Development in #Mexico

Coronavirus Slowing Energy Infrastructure Permitting and Project Development in Mexico The coronavirus pandemic has led to a slowdown in the progress of energy infrastructure projects in Mexico as nonessential businesses remain shuttered and permitting processes are delayed. In line with this, Genscape Inc. analysts have pushed back the estimated in-service date for the Wahalajara system’s … Continue reading #Coronavirus Slowing #Energy Infrastructure Permitting and Project Development in #Mexico