The Mexico WindPower 2014 conference that was held from February 26 to 27, was set to debate the country’s energy future in the aftermath of Mexico’s recent Energy Reform. The new legislation ends the 75 year-old oil, gas and electricity monopoly and opens the energy market in generation and trading to new opportunities for the growing wind power sector in the country.
Pedro Joaquín Coldwell, Secretary of Energy, representing President Enrique Peña Nieto, officially opened Mexico WindPower 2014—the annual wind industry event in Mexico.
Mr. Coldwell conveyed the President’s message that no limit will be set for private investors wanting to do business in Mexico, under the new Energy Reform, and that the role of the Independent System Operator (CENACE) will be key to ensuring a sound implementation as a facilitator of supply and demand. He went on to convey the human and environmental importance of the reform: “Renewable energy, besides reducing the current negative impact on the environment, will present solutions for people found in areas of difficult access. The use of renewable energy is there to help us solidify the path which will rekindle humankind with nature.”