Renewable energy scenarios in Mexico

Balmorel: Power system model | April 2016 - August 2016

Mexico has ambitious goals in terms of expansion of clean energy within the electricity sector and reducing national CO2 emissions. The objective of this project was to strengthen the power system and renewable generation source integration planning capabilities on the part of the Mexican stakeholders.

The ultimate long-term ambition of the assistance was to improve planning, modelling and analytical practices, in order to contribute to Mexico reaching the envisioned environmental and RE goals in the most efficient manner, at the lowest possible cost.

As a part of the project, Ea Energy Analyses implemented the representation of the Mexican power system in the Balmorel modelling framework and carried out scenario analyses. In addition, Mexican experts were trained in using Balmorel, and a local set-up for model operation in Mexico was developed.

Ea Energy Analyses carried out the project in close cooperation with the Danish Energy Agency, the Department of General planning (SENER), and the SIMISE project team.