Insights

Power Outages: A Matter of Reliability or Flexibility?

A massive power outage hit the National Interconnected System1 of Mexico last December 28th, leaving close to 10.3 million users without electricity supply for two hours. While this is not the first time an event of such nature occurs2, …

Chile / Perspectivas 2021 / Mercado eléctrico

A horas de terminar el año 2020, un año particularmente desafiante tanto por aspectos globales como locales, queremos abordar los principales temas que estuvieron en discusión, aquellos que finalmente se zanjaron y aquellos que continuarán siendo parte de la …

Mexico: 10 Trends to Watch in 2021

The year 2020 has been quite a journey! Over the last twelve months, the global economy has experienced a deep recession, impacting every sector along the way. The energy industry was no exception, where an unprecedented collapse in oil …

Mexico: Top 10 Energy Industry Events in 2020

The year 2020 has been quite a journey! Over the last twelve months, the global economy has experienced a deep recession, impacting every sector along the way. The energy industry was no exception, where an unprecedented collapse in oil …

AMLO Memorandum: Potential Changes to the Economic Dispatch Model

The AMLO administration has tried to introduce several regulatory changes with the objective of strengthening CFE. In the past months, industry participants have issued amparos against some of these regulatory modifications, such as the CENACE and SENER Rulings. While …

Hourly net demand in Chile for an average Sunday in October

Duck curve in Chile: the need for flexibility solutions

The concept of duck curve is now quite well known in markets with large renewable penetration and refers to the shape of the net load in an electrical system with large amount of solar generation. Therefore, it is a …