The Mexican wind industry now faces the challenge of its consolidation and growth, opening up opportunities in generation, manufacturing and procurement, becoming the largest supplier of clean energy in the country.
AMDEE has set as a primary goal the development between 15-20 GW by 2020 - 2022. By the end of 2013, the wind farms installed capacity was 1,917 MW, with 25 wind farms in operation; 19 are located in Oaxaca and the rest in the states of Baja California, Chiapas, Jalisco, Tamaulipas, and Nuevo Leon.
It is expected to have more than 9,500 MW by the end of 2018, representing about 12% of the total installed capacity in Mexico.
The current investment in wind farms exceeds $3.8 billion USD, with more than 1,190 wind turbines operating in the country and by 2018 additional investments over $14.0 billion USD are estimated.
Almost 50% of the national target for renewable energy depends on wind energy.
The Energy Reform and the Electricity Industry Law (LIE) bring profound changes to the Mexican power sector, being the most important: (i) the introduction of a Wholesale Electricity Market with an independent system operator called Centro Nacional de Control de Energ√≠a (CENACE), (ii) the creation of a Clean Energy Certificates Market, as the main incentive to develop new clean energy projects and to allow qualified users and suppliers to comply with the mandatory goals of clean energy consumption, set by the government, and (iii) Public Auctions to fulfill the renewable goals.
The webinar will aim to highlight the current opportunities that the new energy reform will offer to the wind power industry as well as note the current barriers so to their solutions by our industry expert, Adrian Escofet.
A first in this series of GWEC webinars, the Doing Business in Mexico webinar is provided in partnership with Renewable Energy World.
If Mexico is a market where you would like your company to be a precursor, then sponsoring this well-attended webinar is a must. It will not only give you the visibility among the 500-1000 registered delegates but it will give your brand global visibility in the pre and post promotion campaign rolled out by GWEC and Renewable Energy World. Email [email protected] for more information.