Mexico capacity and power auctions supported by clean energy certificates

Name of policy Mexico capacity and power auctions supported by 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
    • Regulatory Instruments
      Sector name
      • Electricity and heat
        Policy description The constitutional reform approved at the end of 2013 and the associated secondary legislations adopted in August 2014 and 2015 provide for a fundamental transformation of Mexico’s energy sector. On the basis of those legislative changes Mexico created a wholesale power market with a system of capacity and power auctions in which renewable energy technologies can take part and are additionally supported by Clean Energy Certificates (CLEs).

        Clean energy quota is of 5% of electricity consumption between 2015 and 2018. Penalty for non-compliance with this quota is between USD 30-250/ MWh.

        Policy type
        • Renewables1
        Policy stringency
        Implementation state Implemented
        Date of decision 2016
        Start date of implementation
        End date of implementation
        High impact GHG reduction
        Impact indicator


        Source or references http://www.iea.org/policiesandmeasures/pams/mexico/name-160912-en.php?s=dHlwZT1yZSZzdGF0dXM9T2s,&return=PG5hdiBpZD0iYnJlYWRjcnVtYiI-PGEgaHJlZj0iLyI-SG9tZTwvYT4gJnJhcXVvOyA8YSBocmVmPSIvcG9saWNpZXNhbmRtZWFzdXJlcy8iPlBvbGljaWVzIGFuZCBNZWFzdXJlczwvYT4gJnJhcXVvOyA8YSBocmVmPSIvcG9saWNpZXNhbmRtZWFzdXJlcy9yZW5ld2FibGVlbmVyZ3kvIj5SZW5ld2FibGUgRW5lcmd5PC9hPjwvbmF2Pg,,
        Supports policies
        Is supported by policies
        Comments (background and assessment)
        Status Final

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