Energy, Mining and Infrastructure
Legal Alert August, 2014
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Mexico’s Energy Reform
Geothermal Energy Law
On August 11th 2014 the Geothermal Energy Law was published in the Official Federal Gazette; it will enter into force on August 12th 2014.
The Geothermal Energy Law allows private parties to carry out the inspection (“reconocimiento”), exploration and exploitation of geothermal resources for the use of thermal energy available in the subsoil, in order to generate power for different uses. These activities are of public utility and will therefore be given preference over any other one implying the use of the subsoil, except in the case of the hydrocarbons industry.
The Geothermal Energy Law regulates the activities of (i) inspection, subject to registration with the Ministry of Energy (“SENER”), (ii) exploration, subject to a permit from SENER and (iii) exploitation, subject to a concession from SENER.
The Geothermal Energy Law establishes the guidelines and requirements that have to be met to secure a registration, an exploration permit and a exploitation concession from SENER.
Private parties already holding a concession from the National Water Commission to explore and exploit the geothermal resource and that are regulated under the prior legal framework, will acquire the category of permit or concession holders as the case may be and will be subject to the Geothermal Energy Law.
We will be happy to answer any specific questions regarding the Geothermal Energy Law.
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