Oscar Bernal
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Oscar Bernal
Director General Mexico
EOSOL Energy
Oscar Bernal discusses full merchant projects in Mexico.
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Oscar Bernal
Director General Mexico
Eosol Energy

By design, wind power’s system and favorable wind sites usually do not favor solar energy, with few exceptions. Favorable wind resources are more often associated with mountainous systems or within close proximity to them, as opposed to favorable solar resources, which are common in large plains with poor winds. Technology-wise, they are absolutely compatible as they compensate each other’s intermittency. Solar is among the most stable renewable energy sources in terms of predictability and with new technological developments, the certainty degree is increasingly higher. Wind power systems, to date, do not provide this degree of power output certainty but they can start producing power as early as 4am, compensating solar power’s limitation of producing power at late hours..
 

Intermittency is a big problem for renewable energies, but instead of implementing hybrid systems with conventional energy sources,
Vicente García
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Vicente García
Vicente García
Business Development Manager Mexico
Isolux Corsán

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.

MER asked the industry leaders about the challenges Mexico must face to revamp its electricity infrastructure in an open market with multiple players.
Óscar Bernal
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Óscar Bernal
Óscar Bernal
Director General Mexico
Eosol Energy

Due to the regulations for CEL requirements from the beginning of 2018, CFE needs to acquire a large amount of CELs to compensate for the energy it still produces using fossil fuels. The CELs are expected to attract tremendous demand when they become available so everyone believes CEL prices will increase dramatically. Eosol’s strategy formed almost in response to the auctions due to the absence of private projects. With our full-equity advantage, clients started knocking on our door. In the last 10 months, we have received more renewable energy development projects than in the six years since our company was established.

The country’s regulatory authorities responded to this necessity with the design of a secondary energy trading market: CELs.
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Oscar Bernal
Director General Mexico
Eosol Energy
"In the last 10 months, we have received more renewable energy development projects than in the six years since our company was established.”
ÓSCAR BERNAL Director General of Eosol Energy
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Óscar Bernal
Director General
Eosol Energy
Eosol Energy is a renewable energy development company, working in different technologies and mainly focused on wind, thermo solar and biomass power
MEF 2016
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Mexico Energy Forum 2016: The Role of Solar and Wind in Mexico’s Energy Mix panel highlights
Óscar Bernal
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Óscar Bernal
Director General
Eosol Energy
EOSOL’s team was tasked with developing the solar park for Chrysler in 2008 and since then it has not looked back.
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