Electricity Industry Law (RES grid integration)

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Last updated: 30 November 2015

This Electricity Law is one of the "21 secondary laws" passed by the Mexican legislation after the constitutional reform. This law includes regulations that have a key impact on renewable energy integration into the grid in Mexico:

  • The generation market is opened for business to private players;
  • New wholesale power market will be established by SENER;
  • Grid operation will become independent;
  • Private commercialisation will be allowed;
  • The clean energy generation target (35% by 2024) will be enforced through “Clean Energy Certificates” system;
  • Transmission and distribution monopolies are kept under state-owned enterprises, but with new elements that allow private sector through association or contracts with the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE). 
  • Social impact assessments are required for all generation projects;
  • Establishes that the government strategies for electrification of rural and peri-urban areas will promote the use of renewable energy. To this end, it creats the legal framework for the Fondo de Servicio Universal Electrico

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