Year:2008 (December 5th)
Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2008 (December 5th)
Date Amended:

2010 (October 22nd)

Policy Type:Economic Instruments>Direct investment>Infrastructure investments, Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Grants and subsidies, Policy Support
Policy Target:Solar, Solar>Solar photovoltaic
Policy Sector:Electricity
Size of Plant Targeted:Small
Agency:Secretariat of Energy (SENER)
Funding:GEF donation US 15 million; World Bank loan US 15 million; Government of Mexico US 91.83 million

The objective of the Integrated Energy Services Project of Mexico is to increase access to efficient and sustainable integrated energy services in predominantly indigenous rural areas of Mexico and to achieve reduction of greenhouse gas emissions through the use of renewable energy in rural areas for the provision of electricity.

The Project has five main components:

  • (1) strengthening of strategy, policy, and regulatory frameworks,
  • (2) investment in rural electrification sub-projects,
  • (3) technical assistance and capacity building activities necessary to ensure the success and sustainability of the Project at different stages of implementation,
  • (4) technical assistance to increase productive uses of electricity and co-financing - on a pilot basis - of a limited number of productive or micro-business activities, and
  • (5) Project management.

The complexity of its design resulted in delays in its implementation until a restructuring process was inititated in 2011 (concluded in October 2012). The new project will be executed by the Federal Commission of Electricity (CFE) and will focus on 86 rural communities by implementing small scale RE solutions between 2012 and 2014.

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