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Mexico Publications

The 21st Century Power Partnership publications provide information about and analysis of market design and regulatory issues for clean energy and 21st century power systems. Published work appears in scientific journals and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory publications database.

First Steps in the Smart Grid Framework:  An Optimal and Feasible Pathway Toward Power System Reform in Mexico

June 2018
This report describes for Mexico’s Ministry of Energy (SENER) an overall approach (Optimal Feasible Pathway) for moving forward with smart grid policy development in Mexico to enable increasing electric generation from renewable energy in a way that optimizes system stability and reliability in an efficient and cost-effective manner.

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Demand Response Compensation Methodologies: Case Studies for Mexico

June 2018
This report examines various compensation methodologies for demand response programs in Mexico. This report presents three case studies, including New England, California, and Hawaii. Demand response (DR) can refer to a variety of approaches to changing the amount and timing of customers' electricity use, allowing the electricity supplier to more easily balance electricity supply and demand.

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First Steps in the Smart Grid Framework:  An Optimal and Feasible Pathway Toward Power System Reform in Mexico

June 2018
This report describes for Mexico’s Ministry of Energy (SENER) an overall approach (Optimal Feasible Pathway) for moving forward with smart grid policy development in Mexico to enable increasing electric generation from renewable energy in a way that optimizes system stability and reliability in an efficient and cost-effective manner.

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The Status and Outlook of Distributed Generation Public Policy in Mexico

May 2018
This report summarizes the current status of distributed generation markets, laws, and regulations in Mexico to provide readers with a common foundation of knowledge to support Mexico’s public policy development. This includes an explanation of core distributed generation issues, opportunities, and prospects for Mexico.

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Mexico and the 21st Century Power Partnership

May 2018
This fact sheet provides an overview of the mission and objectives, and recent activities for 21CPP work in Mexico.

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The Status and Outlook of Distributed Generation Public Policy in Mexico

May 2018
This report summarizes the current status of distributed generation markets, laws, and regulations in Mexico to provide readers with a common foundation of knowledge to support Mexico’s public policy development. This includes an explanation of core distributed generation issues, opportunities, and prospects for Mexico.

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Mexico's Regulatory Engagement in Bulk Electric Power System Planning: An Overview of U.S. Practices and Tools

June 2016
Mexico's transition to a modern wholesale power market will place new demands on how regulators evaluate and approve transmission expansion projects. Transmission projects in a modern wholesale market fulfill one of several needs, and utilities, regional transmission organizations (RTOs), and regulatory authorities in the United States have encountered comparable challenges in their market transitions to ensure projects meeting each type of need can be built. The purpose of this report is to open a window to view that experience. The report examines key practices of different U.S. jurisdictions that have moved from transmission planning to transmission approval, and it focuses on the role of the regulator in supporting a planning process that equitably meets identified needs.

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This fact sheet highlights a 2012 report on best practices to enable variable renewable energy grid integration. The report studies cases from Australia (South Australia), Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Spain, and the United States (Colorado and Texas), which have effectively integrated variable RE utilizing diverse approaches.

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