The purpose of this report is to summarize ENRE’s official visit to California in terms of insights and knowledge acquired. The trip included a visit to the three pillars of the electric system in California: The California Independent System Operator (CAISO), the California Energy Commission (CEC) and the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC).
Visit of the Argentine delegation from ENRE to California
Over the past several years, Mexico has increased its use of natural gas for the generation of electricity. Natural gas is generally cheaper than alternative hydrocarbon fuels.
To date, no one appears to have ever attempted to assemble a quantitative analysis of the number of diagnostics and policy prescriptions that have been written for the Mexican energy sector, or the oil industry and Pemex more precisely. All the same, the amount of ink spilled and breath dedicated to the subject has been immense. Countless bottles of tequila have been consumed as fiery debates raged over the best path forward for Mexico’s national patrimony (oil) and national icon (Pemex). Anyone who has worked in or followed the Mexican oil sector over the past two or three decades surely has been privy to conversations and debates over what ails the country and how to solve it.
The Politics of Oil in Mexico: Consolidating the Reforms
The story of Mexico’s paradigm shift in energy policy is nothing short of extraordinary. The breadth and depth of the reform, the dramatic break with the past, and the positive long-term impact on Mexico’s economy are of course remarkable, but the story of the political process is also worthy of recognition.
Vaca Muerta has been the godsend for Argentina
One of the biggest challenges that the Macri administration faced when it took office in December 2015, was to tackle subsidies (especially in energy) without producing a social disturbance.
Taking Stock of The Macri Energy Reform Agenda: Tariffs and Subsidy Reduction