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16 April 2018 14:00 - 17:30h

The energy transition in Mexico

Current development and prospects in the light of the 2018 elections (Expert workshop during  BETD)

Mexico initiated a comprehensive reform of its energy sector, a central element of the reform being the Energy Transition Law (Ley de Transición Energética) in 2015. A key objective of the law is to significantly increase the share of renewables in the power mix. The Mexican government aims at generating 35 percent of electricity from "clean sources" by 2024 (up from 20 percent in 2016). To reach this ambitious goal, Mexico has introduced various policy instruments, including clean energy certificates (CELs) and competitive auctions for renewable energy. The 2017 auction resulted in rock-bottom prices for wind and solar power of below 20 USD/MWh which were perceived with great interest worldwide. These results are a clear indication that wind and solar technologies will be the driver and primary pillars of the transformation. It can be expected that questions around system integration, transmission and flexibility will play a key role in shaping the energy transition in Mexico.

Against this background, experts from Mexico and Germany discussed

latest developments and the outlook for the Mexican energy transition

after the national elections which take place on 1 July 2018.

Participants were invited to share her/his own perspectives and specific

country experience.

The slides shown on this event may be found in the media section below.

Event details

The energy transition in Mexico

Agora Energiewende, Spreepalais
Anna-Louisa-Karsch-Straße 2
10178 Berlin

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