The Americas: Mexico

Job Shadow on Best Practices and Approaches in Implementing Clean Energy Certificates

Dates: April - May 2015
Location: San Francisco and Sacramento, California, and Austin, Texas

With support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Job Shadow on Lessons Learned in Implementing Clean Energy Certificates (CECs) included two participants from the Mexican Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE), one representative from the Mexican independent system operator (CENACE), and one representative from Mexico Low Emissions Development Program (MLED) under USAID/Mexico.

The participants spent one week in California working with staff from California Public Utilities Commission, the California Energy Commission, the California Independent System Operator and one week working with staff from Public Utility Commission of Texas and the Electric Reliability Council of Texas. Coordination between NARUC member organizations and non-NARUC member organizations that have specific roles in the broader clean energy certificate program in the U.S. was invaluable for Mexican officials to observe.


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Project Dates: 2012-2017, 2018 - Present


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