The Mexican National Energy Control Center (Cenace) is set to begin tests for energy acquisition and supply in the nation’s new electricity market framework.

Registration of participants and presentation of proposals by generating firms concluded on 8 January, and short-term electricity contracts will be auctioned on 27 January.


On 3 February, contracts will be auctioned in the rest of the country. 


All participants must have permits from the energy regulatory commission (CRE), which has awarded 13 generation authorizations under the new scheme so far. 


These generation companies reach an installed capacity of 347 MW/h, equivalent to 0.66 per cent of Mexico’s total generation capacity.