Mexican government considering geothermal-specific tender

Mexico’s Ministry of Energy, SENER, is considering the introduction of a geothermal-only tender, a stark contrast to its previous technology-neutral auctions, which have been dominated by wind and solar energy projects.

Nelson Mojarro, SENER’s European representative, stated that the Minister has a strong preference for promoting different types of resources to move away from the heavy concentration of wind and solar projects in the south-east region of the Istmo de Tehuantepec.

“We understand it is more challenging for certain technologies and we are considering whether there needs to be another auction for other technologies specifically to boost geothermal,” said Nelson Mojarro.