Almost 50 percent of CFE’s 100,000km of HV transmission lines are more than 20 years old. Given that estimated generation growth is between 4 and 5 percent annually, and there will be budget limitations at the federal level, the need for private investment to extend and revamp this aged infrastructure is a critical reality. An important issue that worries potential investors in Mexico is rights of way. The preliminary guidelines for the bidding of the Oaxaca-Valley of Mexico DC transmission lines are out but we have yet to see the final guidelines that address all the questions that developers had. This project will play a major role in alleviating the bottleneck for wind projects but is not the only important one.
Committed to its energy transition goals, Mexico has undertaken three long-term electricity auctions and one midterm electricity auction.
Business Development Manager Mexico
MER asked the industry leaders about the challenges Mexico must face to revamp its electricity infrastructure in an open market with multiple players.
AES and EnerAB
From India to Alaska to Europe, AES is one of the names that comes to mind when discussing the global power generation industry
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Juan Ignacio Rubiolo
President and CEO
In 1997, AES became the first IPP company to operate in Mexico by obtaining the permits from CRE for Merida III.