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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

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