President Enrique Peña Nieto led the
inauguration of Phase II of the
Southeast I Wind Power Station in Asunción Ixtaltepec, Oaxaca.
"Energy Reform is designed to ensure that our country can trigger
the generation of more, better quality energy, which is clean, environmentally
friendly and ultimately cheaper, which will have a positive effect on Mexican
Phase II of the Southeast I Wind Power Station is
part of the effort to modernize the CFE and generate electricity from renewable
sources. It promotes the economic and social development of the state of Oaxaca.
It involved private investment by ENEL Green Power of $157 million USD. This expands the capacity of the National Electric System (approximately
100 additional MW, enough to supply Oaxaca City). Construction
of this work, which created approximately 700 jobs, is part of the modernization of Federal Electricity
Energy Reform has reduced the electricity
rates paid by Mexicans. During this administration, rates in the industrial
sector have been reduced by 39.4%; in the commercial sector by up to 23.5%; and
in the high consumption domestic sector by 8.7%.
March marked15 consecutive months of reductions in comparison with last
year’s rates. Rates have been reduced by up to 23% in the
industrial sector in comparison with March 2015; 13% in the commercial sector
and 4% in the high-consumption domestic sector.
Promotion of clean energies
In three years, the CFE has reduced the amount of fuel
oil burned to generate electricity by 48%.
Today, it uses 48% less than it used in 2012, the aim
being to reach 90% by 2018.
The goal is to ensure that 35% of electricity is
generated from clean sources by 2024; 40% by 2035 and 50% by 2050.
According to the latest data from CENACE, over 20%
of electricity is already generated from renewable energy.
In the specific case of electricity generation from
wind, during this administration, this has more than doubled, from 1,327 MW to
In the past 10 years, it has increased from 2 MW to
3,046 MW, in other words, it has increased by a factor of 1,500. The CFE is promoting infrastructure development for both the generation
transmission and distribution of electric power.
It is currently promoting 85 major infrastructure
projects in 30 states in the country, representing investments of up to $26
billion dollars (of which 62 have already been tendered and 23 are about to be
“I would like to thank the national and international companies with a
global presence in various parts of the world for accompanying this process of
transformation and modernization Mexico is undergoing.