Guidelines establishing and issuing Clean Energy Certificates

Name of policy Guidelines establishing and issuing Clean Energy Certificates
Jurisdiction Country
Supranational region
Country Mexico
Region North America


Subnational region or state
City or local
Policy objective
  • Mitigation
Type of policy instrument
  • Economic Instruments
    • Market-based instruments
      • Green certificates
Sector name
  • Electricity and heat
    Policy description The Clean Energy Certificate Guide defines and establishes the criteria of obtaining the Clean Energy Certificates. The certificate's objective is to help Mexico achieve its goals for clean energy participation in power sector keeping costs of the policy to the possible minimum.

    The government determines the requirements for clean energy certificates on a yearly basis three years in advance of the compliance period. The first compliance period will be 2018. As of 31st of March 2015, the Clean Energy Quota for this period is set at level of 5% of total electricity consumption. All clean energy generators, defined as power plants using clean energies, developed after August 2014 will receive, for 20 years, one Clean Energy Certificate per MWh generated. Clean energy certificates are bankable and do not expire.

    Penalty for non-compliance is between USD 30-250/ MWh. The certificates can be purchased and sold, under monitoring of the regulatory commission of energy.

    Policy type
    • Renewables1
    Policy stringency
    Implementation state Implemented
    Date of decision 2015
    Start date of implementation
    End date of implementation
    High impact No
    Impact indicator


    Source or references http://www.iea.org/policiesandmeasures/pams/mexico/name-148722-en.php?s=dHlwZT1yZSZzdGF0dXM9T2s,&return=PG5hdiBpZD0iYnJlYWRjcnVtYiI-PGEgaHJlZj0iLyI-SG9tZTwvYT4gJnJhcXVvOyA8YSBocmVmPSIvcG9saWNpZXNhbmRtZWFzdXJlcy8iPlBvbGljaWVzIGFuZCBNZWFzdXJlczwvYT4gJnJhcXVvOyA8YSBocmVmPSIvcG9saWNpZXNhbmRtZWFzdXJlcy9yZW5ld2FibGVlbmVyZ3kvIj5SZW5ld2FibGUgRW5lcmd5PC9hPjwvbmF2Pg,,
    Supports policies
    Is supported by policies
    Comments (background and assessment)
    Status Final

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