Mexico’s Energy Sector: Where Are We and What’s Next?


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In 2013 Mexico undertook a historic energy reform to open its oil and power sectors to private participation through a model that has brought $200 billion in investment and the entrance of more than 70 companies from five continents. On December 1 Andrés Manuel López Obrador will assume the Mexican presidency with a new energy agenda. What are the opportunities for ongoing investment in electricity generation, transmission, and distribution? How can Mexico maintain its progress in expanding renewable energy sources? What will Pemex’s role be?

Join us for a conversation with high-level officials and experts to discuss the achievements, challenges, and path ahead for the energy sector in Mexico. 

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3:30pm – 3:35pm


Welcome Remarks




Embassy of Mexico 


3:35pm – 3:40pm            


Opening Remarks




Lucian Pugliaresi, President, Energy Policy Research Foundation


3:40pm – 3:50pm


Keynote Address: The Mexican Energy Model Four Years After Reforms




Dr. César Hernández Ochoa, Former Undersecretary of Electricity, Ministry of Energy (SENER), Mexico (@chdz8a)


3:50pm – 4:50pm


Panel: Mexico’s Energy Sector – Where Are We and What’s Next?




Lisa Viscidi, Program Director, Energy, Climate Change & Extractive Industries, Inter-American Dialogue (@lviscidi)



Dr. César Hernández Ochoa, Former Deputy Secretary of Electricity, Ministry of Energy (SENER), Mexico (@chdz8a)



Jorge Castilla, Country Managing Director for Mexico, Accenture


4:50pm – 5:00pm


Closing Remarks




Héctor Castro Vizcarra, Minister for Energy Affairs, Embassy of Mexico to the United States (@castrovhector)


Energy & Resources Committee Members