May 16 to 20, 2016 - Mexico City, Mexico


MIREC WEEK is the must attend congress for decision makers doing business in Mexico’s hugely promising renewable energy sector. With the new electricity market that began on January 1, companies will compete in energy auctions to determine the true value of renewable energy.

Why Attend?

Insightful – This premium renewable energy event will give you the answers you are looking for to ensure you navigate evolving policy, secure financing and PPAs and successfully participate in the energy auctions to maximize your ROI. Gain clarity on the new Wholesale Electricity Market from government policymakers, experts in regulatory affairs and developers who have participated in the energy auctions.

Energy Insight is proud to be an official media partner for this event.

Connected – MIREC WEEK is the one place for you to meet face to face with over 1,000 decision makers representing developers, government agencies, banks, financiers, investors and suppliers in Mexico’s renewable energy industry. The ultimate networking opportunity – over 32 hours of dedicated informal and formal networking to build partnerships, expand your regional network and reinforce existing business relationships!

Prestigious – We are delighted to be celebrating the 5th anniversary of MIREC WEEK in 2016. The event has grown with the market. Brand new formats, topics and speakers guaranteed that the 2015 agenda not only had the most up to date content, but was also delivered in new, engaging and interactive ways. From interactive panels to audience participation with new technology. We provide an unparalleled platform for networking with senior leaders.

The detailed and in-depth programme for MIREC WEEK 2016 focuses on Mexico’s new Wholesale Electricity Market and the development of renewable energy in a rapidly moving industry. It has been developed following extensive market research conducted, with over 100 interviews with senior leaders from across the industry, as well as a carefully selected advisory board.

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MIREC WEEK begins with a Workshop & Training Day, Monday, May 16. This workshop and training session includes interactive discussions, guest speakers, in-depth case studies and continuous coffee! The workshop will delve deeper into some of the biggest challenges for energy professionals working in the Mexican market. Gain clarity on Mexico’s new Wholesale Electricity Market Guidelines by understanding exactly how the technical aspects and key details will affect your business. This in-depth session will be led by one of the leading Mexican energy experts who will answer the questions and actual project challenges that you bring to this full day training workshop.

Choose one from a series of afternoon briefings taking place side by side on this Business Information Market Briefing Day, focusing on providing insights into important markets and meeting key players in Mexico’s clean and renewable energy sectors. Select the session where you need critical business intelligence.

  • Mexico Smart Grids & New Technologies Briefing – Detailing implementation plans, reviewing international case studies and assessing new technologies for a smart grid revolution in Mexico.
  • Geothermal Energy Market Briefing – Reviewing the next steps for the development of geothermal projects in Mexico’s Energy Mix, including perspectives from the country’s biggest developers and consultants.
  • Mexico Cogeneration and Waste-to-Energy Forum – Clean Energy is forming an increasingly important part of Mexico’s climate change reduction targets. This one day forum will review the latest cogeneration developments in Mexico’s energy intensive industry with insights from local experts and important stakeholders in the waste to energy sector.
  • Mexico Small Hydro Market Map – High lighting the opportunities for Small Hydro development across Mexico with key developers, technology providers and stakeholders in the sector.

Program Highlights

  • The Energy Auctions: Looking in the rear view mirror
  • Understanding net metering and the strength of PPA agreements
  • Defining the players in Mexico’s new energy market
  • Providing an in-depth understanding of Clean Energy Certificates (CELs)
  • Assessing international insights into energy reforms across the world
  • Reviewing the energy auctions from a solar perspective
  • Interconnection for utility scale solar projects
  • Reviewing key developments in Mexico’s residential rooftop solar sector
  • Clarifying the new market guidelines for residential solar and distributed generation
  • Reviewing solar storage solutions and viability in the Mexican market
  • How can offtakers benefit from using solar PV?
  • Overcoming misconceptions about the cost and intermittency of solar energy
  • How can renewable energy reduce energy costs for offtakers?
  • How will the government’s renewable energy directives impact the business of offtakers?
  • Identifying the key challenges of aligning renewable energy within a sustainability strategy
  • Overview of the key requirements for the development of a wind power project in Mexico
  • Reviewing the energy auctions from the perspective of the wind industry
  • Determining the true cost of wind power as an energy source
  • Assessing the structuring and length of debt repayments for renewable energy projects
  • Developing government policy to encourage higher private sector investment in grid infrastructure and transmission
  • Outlining the benefits of US Dollar PPAs for international investors and cross-border stakeholders
  • Identifying potential financial challenges for offtakers when incorporating renewables into their energy supply
  • Reviewing innovative technologies to help reduce the environmental impact of offtakers
  • Delivering energy efficiency strategies within commercial energy usage
  • How can renewable energy reduce energy costs for offtakers?
  • How will the government’s renewable energy directives impact the business of offtakers?
  • Identifying the key challenges of aligning renewable energy within a sustainability strategy