Issue 148-March-April 2020

March 15, 2020

Mexico’s Electricity Policy on Hold

By José María Lujambio y Antonio Riojas

The Mexican energy sector has undergone a major restructuring over the past several years as a result of the 2013-2014 reforms. Nevertheless, Mexico’s current federal government has sought to implement a nationalistic energy policy, which has resulted in the undoing of some aspects of such reforms.  Indeed, the government has taken several actions for the benefit of the two large State-owned energy companies: CFE and Pemex. To date, such actions have not involved amending the Mexican Constitution, laws, or presidential regulations.   As relates to electricity matters, the most significant action taken by the current administration has been the Resolution issuing the Policy on Reliability, Security, Continuity, and Quality in the National Electric System (the “Policy”), published by the Department … read more