Mexico’s Energy Revolution Series: A Liberalized Electricity Sector

The policy changes to the electricity sector are grounded in amendments to articles 25, 27 and 28 of the Constitution, which narrowed the scope of activities to be defined as a public service, thus ceasing to be the responsibility of the state. While planning and control of the National Electricity System (i.e., the transmission and distribution, or T&D, network) remain under the exclusive purview of the government, hurdles to private generation were removed, fully opening the sector for investment opportunities.