Universal Power Service Fund

Name of policy Universal Power Service Fund
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
    • Direct investment
    Sector name
    • Electricity and heat
      Policy description The fund was created through the Electricity Law established in 2014. It aims to finance the electrification of rural communities and marginalized areas. The Fund benefits from the surplus resulting from the optimal energy management in the electricity market. The resources allocated by the Fund will be used by Distributors and Suppliers of Basic Services serving rural communities and marginalized urban areas. The utilization of this fund will be governed by policies and strategies from the Ministry of Energy to ensure the lowest cost for the country (financial and socio-economic) as well as to ensure the use of clean and sustainable energy.
      Policy type
      • Renewables1
      Policy stringency
      Implementation state Implemented
      Date of decision 2014
      Start date of implementation
      End date of implementation
      High impact No
      Impact indicator


      Source or references http://www.iea.org/policiesandmeasures/pams/mexico/name-148704-en.php?s=dHlwZT1yZSZzdGF0dXM9T2s,&return=PG5hdiBpZD0iYnJlYWRjcnVtYiI-PGEgaHJlZj0iLyI-SG9tZTwvYT4gJnJhcXVvOyA8YSBocmVmPSIvcG9saWNpZXNhbmRtZWFzdXJlcy8iPlBvbGljaWVzIGFuZCBNZWFzdXJlczwvYT4gJnJhcXVvOyA8YSBocmVmPSIvcG9saWNpZXNhbmRtZWFzdXJlcy9yZW5ld2FibGVlbmVyZ3kvIj5SZW5ld2FibGUgRW5lcmd5PC9hPjwvbmF2Pg,,
      Supports policies
      Is supported by policies
      Comments (background and assessment)
      Status Final

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