Serving the energy industry for over 30 years
By - Jon Brown

Introduction to Electricity Markets – Mexico
May 16-17, 2019 | Mexico City, Mexico

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The expedient shift in the Mexican electricity market has left a major gap for energy professionals who previously worked for and dealt solely with CFE on all sides of the market monopoly. These major market changes have created a new opening for foreign investment into the energy infrastructure of Mexico, a competitive market structure incentivizing efficiency, and auctions allowing for the private right to generate. Structural developments in the market and in the regulations have entirely changed strategies, clients, and contacts on all sides of the industry.

This classroom-style program will give comprehensive information on how the markets run with these new regulations, a full overview of who the players are on all sides of the market, and look into how this shift will continue to progress. The last few years have led to major growing pains for an energy industry flipped entirely on its head, but as it continues to take shape, understanding the fundamentals will be critical for continued involvement in the industry for all sources of generation, T&D professionals, traders and analysts, service providers, and energy consultants alike.

NOTE: The course will be presented in Spanish

Learning Outcomes

  • Analyze the building blocks of power systems and how they interact in the market structure
  • Define the entirety of market participants in the Mexican electricity market
  • Assess the structure of the spot, capacity, and wholesale markets, and the intricacies and requirements for participation in each
  • Evaluate the complex processes of generation auctions per each generation source, bidding into the wholesale market, and the functions and applications for FTR and ancillary services
  • Compare the processes for determining industry rates vs. demand-response pricing as it relates to grid reliability
  • Examine Locational Marginal Pricing (LMP) and day-ahead and real-time market structure
  • Discuss the full market process structure from generation through to the end-user
  • Explain the varying roles of governmental operators in this new structure, the responsibility of the ISO, and the resultant participation of CFE
  • Discern continued developments in the Mexican electricity markets, the international interconnection of the grid, and cross-border energy transactions


EUCI has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).  In obtaining this accreditation, EUCI has demonstrated that it  complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Authorized Provider status, EUCI is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

EUCI is authorized by IACET to offer 1.0 CEUs for this event.


Requirements for Successful Completion of the Program

Participants must sign in/out each day and be in attendance for the entirety of the course to be eligible for continuing education credits.

Instructional Methods

Case studies, PowerPoint presentations and group discussion will be used in this event.


Thursday, May 16, 2019

8:00 – 8:30 a.m. :: Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. :: Course Timing

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. :: Group Luncheon

Electrical Power Systems and Interconnection

  • Controllable demand
  • Supply and demand, and bilateral transactions
  • Opportunity costs for limited energy sources
  • Resource sharing
  • Generation resources, costs, and capabilities
  • Load duration, growth, and customer classes
  • Efficiency and system losses through transmission and distribution

The Electricity Market and the Players

  • Outline of market participants
  • Structure of the wholesale market
  • Open paradigm and the competitive market in real-time and day-ahead market pricing
  • Power traders and other market players
  • Auction commitment to generating capacity
  • Financial transmission rights and associated auctions
  • Transmission congestion
  • Locational Marginal Pricing calculations (LMPs)

Determining Industry Rates and the Role of the Government

  • Demand-response
  • Capacity markets
  • Ancillary services markets
  • Bidding strategies into the wholesale market
  • Price forecasting
  • The role of the ISO
  • Risk management

Friday, May 17, 2019

8:00 – 8:30 a.m. :: Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 12:00 p.m. :: Course Timing

Suppliers to End-Users

  • Following the process from generation through T&D
  • Putting it all together – PPAs, auctions and the right to generate
  • Qualified users buying into the market
  • Renewable market treatment

Breaking Down the Energy Reform

  • The role of governmental operators (SENER, CRE, and CENACE)
  • CFE and its subsidiaries
  • Necessary permits and licenses
  • Understanding technical and business practice regulations
  • New and upcoming regulations that will continue to impact the market

The Future of the Mexican Energy Markets

  • Cooperative emergency response through an interconnected grid system
  • The role of balancing authorities to preserve reliability
  • Looking at the US and Canadian markets, and the future of cross-border interconnection throughout North America
  • Importing and exporting generational resources


Alejandro Tovar Garza, Electricity Markets and Clean Energy Consultant, SENER

Alejandro Tovar-Garza has been involved in the regulatory reform of the Mexican electricity markets both before and after the shift. He is currently acting as a consultant with SENER, and as a facilitator of international cooperation projects, leading and supporting both the public and private sector. He has had a major hand in the energy transition strategies for many of the public institutions, and has helped develop public policy for distributed generation and energy efficiency in Mexico. Over the last several years, his extensive experience in global power systems from Latin America, the US, Europe, and Africa has provided a global perspective on legislation and regulations as a part of the new Mexican system. Alejandro has his Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering and Systems Engineering, and a Masters in Management and Engineering of Environment and Energy.


Le Méridien Mexico City

Paseo de la Reforma 69

06030 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico

Reserve your room:

please call +52 55 5061 3000

Room Block Reserved For:

Nights of May 12 – 16, 2019

Room rate through EUCI:

$155.00 single or double plus applicable taxes
Make your reservations prior to April 12, 2019.


Please Note: Confirmed speakers do not need to register and are encouraged to participate in all sessions of the event. If you are a speaker and have any questions please contact our offices at 1.303.770.8800

EventEarly Bird Before
Friday, April 26, 2019
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Introduction to Electricity Markets - MexicoUS $ 1195.00US $ 1395.00

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Cancellation Policy

Your registration may be transferred to a member of your organization up to 24 hours in advance of the event. Cancellations must be received on or before April 12, 2019 in order to be refunded and will be subject to a US $195.00 processing fee per registrant. No refunds will be made after this date. Cancellations received after this date will create a credit of the tuition (less processing fee) good toward any other EUCI event. This credit will be good for six months from the cancellation date. In the event of non-attendance, all registration fees will be forfeited. In case of conference cancellation, EUCIs liability is limited to refund of the event registration fee only. For more information regarding administrative policies, such as complaints and refunds, please contact our offices at 303-770-8800

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