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The Natural Gas Industry in Mexico

New pipelines have enormous potential to support increased natural gas production in Mexico and also reduce the costs of imports. Although there is already an impressive pipeline infrastructure for transporting natural gas from the U.S. into Mexico, it does not reach the entire country. Most of the less expensive piped gas goes only to the northern states of Mexico, in part to provide power for factories.

An Overview of Virtual Power Purchase Agreements

For many years, the market for clean energy was limited by unstable prices. Energy prices are generally difficult to predict, but clean energy adds the uncertainty of new technologies and the weather. Within a small area, spot prices for wind power can literally go whichever way the wind blows. However, virtual power purchase agreements (PPAs) are creating new ways to reduce price volatility and expand the market for clean energy.

Frequently Asked Questions About Power Purchase Agreements in Mexico

A power purchase agreement sets out the terms of a bi-lateral agreement in which one organization buys energy from another. The main elements of a power purchase agreement include the price for capacity, the price for energy (basically, the marginal cost of electricity), and the number of years that it will last.

Solar Power in Mexico Enjoys Strong Fundamentals

Mexico was the first country to commit to specific targets under the Paris Climate Agreement, and achieving those targets is driving solar energy in the country.

Renewable Energy Project Execution

Mexico’s renewable energy auctions benefited from the experiences of other countries, so results have generally been better. According to IRENA, 53% of Mexican solar energy auction projects were on time, while only 37% experienced delays.

Renewable Energy Project Execution

Renewable Energy Project Execution

Mexico’s renewable energy auctions benefited from the experiences of other countries, so results have generally been better. According to IRENA, 53% of Mexican solar energy auction projects were on time, while only 37% experienced delays.

Reliance on US Natural Gas Poses Risks

Reliance on US Natural Gas Poses Risks

The Mexican dilemma is a delicate balance for both long-term buyers of power, and for the government. Natural gas stabilizes electricity prices and it provides reliability to the power grid.

Mexico: A High-Growth Market for Energy Efficiency Solutions

Mexico: A High-Growth Market for Energy Efficiency Solutions

Mexico is experiencing an increasing demand for infrastructure and services due to its economic growth and accelerated urban densification. This has led to a vast increase of energy consumption, as well as greenhouse gas emissions.

An Overview of Virtual Power Purchase Agreements

An Overview of Virtual Power Purchase Agreements

For many years, the market for clean energy was limited by unstable prices. Energy prices are generally difficult to predict, but clean energy adds the uncertainty of new technologies and the weather. Within a small area, spot prices for wind power can literally go whichever way the wind blows. However, virtual power purchase agreements (PPAs) are creating new ways to reduce price volatility and expand the market for clean energy.

Frequently Asked Questions About Power Purchase Agreements in Mexico

Frequently Asked Questions About Power Purchase Agreements in Mexico

A power purchase agreement sets out the terms of a bi-lateral agreement in which one organization buys energy from another. The main elements of a power purchase agreement include the price for capacity, the price for energy (basically, the marginal cost of electricity), and the number of years that it will last.

Transmission and Distribution Infrastructure in Mexico

Mexico’s power grid will have to be expanded and modernized to handle the large amount of renewable projects that will need to be connected to the grid.

Opportunities in Mexico for European Oil and Gas Companies

Mexico Energy Partners was delighted to have co-sponsored this year’s event, in Norway and Scotland, showcasing Mexico’s energy sector opportunities to private investors.

Financing Renewable Energy in Mexico

By Paola Moreno Mexico has been one of the Latin American countries who has embraced climate change action.  For instance, in March 2015, it submitted a climate action plan to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), being the first developing country...

Mexico’s Electricity Market

Since 2015, the Mexican wholesale electricity market has been operating as a competitive market. However, there are certain restrictions to guarantee fairness for all stakeholders and to meet the national clean energy goals.

Geothermal in Mexico: The Ring of Fire

Mexico is located over the Ring of Fire, extracting heat from the earth can be both economic and feasible. Earth’s natural heat reserves are immense. The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) has estimated the stored thermal energy below the…

Power Purchase Agreements vs Wholesale Spot Market

The energy reform in Mexico introduced Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) as one of the primary ways to trade energy. A PPA is a long-term contract between parties to purchase a certain amount of energy for future delivery. The agreements are typically…

Mexico: A High-Growth Market for Energy Efficiency Solutions

Mexico is experiencing an increasing demand for infrastructure and services due to its economic growth and accelerated urban densification. This has led to a vast increase of energy consumption, as well as greenhouse gas emissions.

Reliance on US Natural Gas Poses Risks

The Mexican dilemma is a delicate balance for both long-term buyers of power, and for the government. Natural gas stabilizes electricity prices and it provides reliability to the power grid.

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