The National Center for Energy Control ("CENACE") released on November 30, 2015 the tender rules ("Tender Rules") to participate in the first long term auction (the "Auction"), to award power agreements for the purchase of power capacity, cumulative energy[1]as well as clean energy certificates.

Any foreign or domestic individual or entity may participate in the Auction, subject to compliance with the requirements established in the Tender Rules. Interested parties may jointly participate through a consortium.

According to the Tender Rules, the Auction comprises two parts: (i) purchase offers, and (ii) sale offers.

  1. Purchase offers 

As of the date of issuance of this alert a compensation chamber is yet to be created, pursuant to the Long Term Auctions Rulebook. Therefore, the only parties responsible for load centers that may participate as potential buyers are the basic services suppliers.

In order to submit purchase offers, basic services suppliers must be registered before CENACE as potential buyers.

  1. Sale offers

To submit sale offers, interested parties must file a prequalification request before CENACE, so that they me obtain a prequalification certificate. Such certificate will allows the bidders to submit the prequalification sale offer request. Only those sale offers that have a prequalification certificate, may submit economic proposals for sale offers. 

Auction's schedule 

The events schedule is as follows:

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Parties interested in participating in the clarifications meeting and other subsequent events, to register as potential buyers and/or to prequalify in one or more sale offers, must pay 5,000 UDIs[2] plus VAT (approximately MXN $26,800) to acquire the Tender Rules.