Law on the Electricity Industry Mexico

Name of policy Law on the Electricity Industry Mexico
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
  • Regulatory Instruments
    • Other mandatory requirements
    Sector name
    • Electricity and heat
      • Renewables
    Policy description This law opens the electricity industry to private investments for generation, distribution and transmission, as in the past it was mainly owned by the state. Furthermore, it supports the increase in clean energy through obligations and the issuance of tradable green certificates.

    "Generation companies that produce energy through renewable sources or clean technologies shall be eligible to receive tradable clean energy certificates." "Suppliers (and qualified customers participating directly in the wholesale electric market) will be required to acquire clean energy certificates." "There will be obligatory requirements for the acquisition of clean energy certificates by qualified customers that purchase energy directly in the wholesale electricity market." (Source: https://www.mayerbrown.com/files/Publication/15cb6f04-748b-4836-a607-26c65997c1c1/Presentation/PublicationAttachment/0f38ad29-4abf-442b-aef9-319d68469310/UPDATE-AnalysisElectricityLaw_0814.pdf)

    This law is part of the Energy Reform Package (http://climatepolicydatabase.org/index.php?title=Energy_Reform_Package_Mexico_2013)

    Policy type
    • Changing activity
    • Renewables
    • Nuclear or CCS or fuel switch3
    Policy stringency
    Implementation state Implemented
    Date of decision 2014
    Start date of implementation 2014
    End date of implementation
    High impact
    Impact indicator


    Source or references Official document (Spanish): http://www.diputados.gob.mx/LeyesBiblio/pdf/LIElec_110814.pdf

    An analysis of the implications (English): https://www.mayerbrown.com/files/Publication/15cb6f04-748b-4836-a607-26c65997c1c1/Presentation/PublicationAttachment/0f38ad29-4abf-442b-aef9-319d68469310/UPDATE-AnalysisElectricityLaw_0814.pdf

    Supports policies
    Is supported by policies
    Comments (background and assessment)
    Status Final

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