Alejandro Blanco Moreno, TradeOn Energy
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Alejandro Blanco-Moreno
Co-Founder
TradeOn Energy
TradeOn Energy's cofounder explains the company's efforts to add liquidity to Mexico's still budding electricity market.
CFE, Mexico
News Article
Citing COVID-19’s effects, Mexico’s CENACE has indefinitely suspended tests for new renewable energy projects in the country.
Leon Lopez of Cuatrecasas
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Leon Lopez
Co-managing partner
Cuatrecasas Mexico
You need to be aware of the lines in the sand, knowing where you can push and where you cannot.
Covid19
Weekly Roundups
COVID-19 deals heavy blow to the solar energy industry. Check out our weekly roundup!
Eduardo Piquero
News Article
On Wednesday at the Mexico Energy Forum, MÉXICO2’s Director General Eduardo Piquero explained what lies ahead for CELs in energy financing.
Jeff Pavlovic
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Jeff Pavlovic
Co-Founder
Bravos Energía
The company discusses its role in the administration of generation assets and load centers in the Mexican Wholesale Electricity Market.
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Weekly Roundups
Engie took on the challenge of boosting the energy transition through new agreements and investments, CELs in Mexico are still on debate and a new…
Jaime de la Rosa
Insight
Jaime de la Rosa
President
Mexican Energy Association (AME)
AME is looking forward to future electricity tenders despite the uncertainty that continues to swirl around the sector.
Alan Sakar
Roundtable
Alan Sakar
Alan Sakar
Associate in Project Development and Finance
Clifford Chance

In the first and second auctions, CFE was the sole purchaser and virtually absorbed a measurable off-taker’s risk. Starting with the third auction, the Clearing House will represent a pool of purchasers per auction. Clifford Chance applauds the authorities’ design efforts when structuring the electricity auctions. We understand that some banks were involved in the structuring of the Clearing House, which is a strong sign that the government took into consideration certain bankability issues, which the banks would likely raise during the financing of the projects. We have no doubt this model will be replicated in other countries in the coming years. The success of the upcoming auctions will be largely based on the independent performance of CENACE, which will manage the risk of buyers’ nonpayment, the guarantees and the reserve funds.

Unlocking a country’s entire electricity sector to private initiative is not something done overnight.
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