Supporting the implementation of the energy transition

Project description

Title: Supporting the energy transition in Mexico
Commissioned by: German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
Country: Mexico
Partner: Mexican Secretary of Foreign Affairs (SRE), National Institute of Social Economy (INAES), Federal Electricity Commission (CFE)
Lead executing agency: Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation (AMEXCID)
Overall term: 2019 to 2022

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Mexico has a solid legal framework for ensuring an energy supply at competitive prices, increasing its use of renewable energy sources by 2030, reducing energy intensity, and complying with international obligations to tackle climate change.

The Mexican Government is working to protect the climate and developing policy instruments such as the Energy Transition Act. This is the leading national policy instrument for planning clean energy, making sustainable use of energy, enhancing energy productivity, and reducing emissions.


Better general conditions enable Mexico to promote renewables and energy efficiency and to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Photovoltaic system in the Mexican countryside


The programme concentrates on the following priorities:

It is supporting the Mexican energy industry in establishing better planning instruments. To this end, it is building the capacity of workers in the energy sector to address strategic issues.

The project is contributing to the development of roadmaps for the energy transition. This involves working groups made up of key institutions in the public and private sectors together with scientists, academics and civil-society representatives.

Learning networks provide a framework for dialogue between representatives of Mexico’s states and municipalities, with the goal of enabling municipalities to use digital energy management systems.

By producing studies, providing advice and developing skills, the programme aims to upgrade the technical foundations in the relevant institutions in the energy sector. This will allow them to integrate renewable energy into the national electricity grid.

The aim is to increase the decentralised generation of electricity and heat energy from renewable sources. To this end, the project is promoting new business models and a greater role for the private sector.

Last update: June 2022

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