The Clean Energy Certificate Guide defines and establishes the criteria of obtaining the Clean Energy Certificates. The certificate's objective is to help Mexico achieve its goals for clean energy participation in power sector keeping costs of the policy to the possible minimum.
The government determines the requirements for clean energy certificates on a yearly basis three years in advance of the compliance period. The first compliance period will be 2018. As of 31st of March 2015, the Clean Energy Quota for this period is set at level of 5% of total electricity consumption. All clean energy generators, defined as power plants using clean energies, developed after August 2014 will receive, for 20 years, one Clean Energy Certificate per MWh generated. Clean energy certificates are bankable and do not expire.
Penalty for non-compliance is between USD 30-250/ MWh. The certificates can be purchased and sold, under monitoring of the regulatory commission of energy.