Private sector asks for regulatory certainty in energy

The business community has demanded clearer rules, less administrative formalities and regulatory certainty in the energy sector, after three laws, including one related to clean energy, were modified without prior analysis by the National Commission of Regulatory Improvement (CONAMER).

At the First Meeting of National Regulatory Improvement System, held in Morelos, Lorenza Martínez said that given the importance of the energy sector to the National Development Plan 2019-2024, a special plan is urgently needed to guarantee a flexible and certain regulatory environment.

The observatory, which is endorsed by the CCE, was formed during the present administration as the citizen authority in charge of measuring and evaluating compliance within the business sector.

Martínez, the former undersecretary at the Ministry of Economy, highlighted the need for a clear regulatory agenda for energy following the US$300 billion in investments that has poured into the sector over the last five years.

“Due to the importance of these projects, we  are aiming to establish a working group, which includes the participation of COMANER, to improve the regulatory quality of these instruments and those to be used in the future,” Martínez said.