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Managing Rights of Way for Transmission Developers 


“There’s a clear need for transmission infrastructure” in Mexico, and that the country is “fertile ground for these opportunities,” says transmission developers.



Effectively managing issues regarding land rights is a critical component to seizing these opportunities.


We are pleased to welcome Ms Cynthia Renée Bouchot Preciat, CEO of Energía CB--who will guide us through issues of rights of way in Mexico.





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The 2nd HVDC Energy Highways, held on October 24, 2018 in Mexico City, connects you with clean energy companies, transmission networks and HVDC projects in Mexico.

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SENER's Director General, Generation & Transmission to open the HVDC 2018 Mexico Conference



SENER recently welcomed 109 companies that confirmed interest in transmission projects.


Mexico is too big of a market to ignore.


SENER says the country’s generating capacity has doubled to more than 73 GW since 2000, and load growth and the retirement of aging, inefficient plants will require another estimated 50 GW of generation over the next 15 years.


Mexico hopes to add $10 billion worth of transmission infrastructure in the coming years, including the two competitive projects. 


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We welcome José Arosa, CEO, AES México to join developers panel


José es director general de AES México, la cual tiene tres centrales eléctricas con una capacidad instalada total de 1,055 MW en el país. AES México también tiene una empresa conjunta 50/50 con el conglomerado mexicano Grupo BAL para invertir en proyectos de energía e infraestructura.


CFE-Yautepec Technical Requirements


The $1.2bn CFE-Yautepec Project--located in the States of Mexico, Morelos, Oaxaca and Veracruz--comprises the development of the following:

a. A two-pole direct current transmission line with a voltage of ± 500 kV and a length of 610.5 km.

b. 5 transmission lines in alternating current, with voltage of 400 kV and lengths of 25.3 km, 0.3 km, 131.3 km, 0.0 km and 138.7 km.

c. 7 electrical substations of various technical specifications.


d. 2 converter stations of 3,600 MW and ± 500 kV.


SENER-BC Technical Requirements


The SENER-BC Project--running from the Cucapah Electric Substation in Mexicali, Baja California to the Seri Electric Substation in Hermosillo, Sonora--comprises the development of the following:

a. A point-to-point, direct current transmission line operating in a bipolar form with a capacity of 1,500 MW, at a voltage level of ± 500 kV and with a length of 700 km.

b. Two converter stations with HVDC VSC technology of 1,500 MW, with a direct current transmission voltage of 500 kV, primary AC voltage level of 400 kV and secondary voltage according to the manufacturer’s design.


"China's HVDC technology is available to the world," says China State Grid Director, Jim Cai.


China has become the world’s largest HVDC investor and plans to invest $250 billion on aggressively deploying HVDC lines to bridge the development gap between the nation’s power-producing western provinces and the population-dense east. From calculated domestic investment, Beijing now has the capability to export HVDC technology abroad through the Belt and Road.


Latest Tenders


Build relationships with Mexico, Brazil, China, Colombia, Spain, the United States and India here. 


New Generation


Develop significant new generation potential in Mexico from clean energy through HVDC.


HVDC Transmission


Take into account the needed interconnections to connect clean energy to the electricity system


Ensuring Transmission Highway for Mexico’s 7GW Renewable Energy Project Pipeline


Miguel Ángel arrived in Mexico as Technical Director at Acciona Energy and became Country Director in 2008. After 10 years of continuous growth, Acciona Energy now has 1000MW renewable capacity in operation out of 1488MW installed.

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Renewable Energy Developers' Panel: Perspectives from Zuma Energía


Adrián is currently responsible for building a portfolio of more than 500 MW of renewable assets in Mexico. He has implemented 900 MW of wind projects, and was responsible for the financing of 35 energy projects with Banco Santander in Madrid.

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Efficient HVDC power lines eliminate the drawbacks of moving power across these long distances.


For large grids, HVDC lines provide an undeniable boon: electricity surpluses in one area can provide power to a nation’s farthest flung regions, reducing blackouts. HVDC can also balance out the intermittency of renewable energy. Wind and solar power are typically generated far from urban and industrial centers—by offshore wind farms anchored in turbulent seas or solar panels arrayed in isolated deserts.

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SENER and CFE on two (2) bidding procedures for transmission


The first call corresponds to the Award of the Management and Operation Agreement for the Electric Transmission Infrastructure for the interconnection between the Baja California Electric System and the National Interconnected System.


The second call corresponds to Project: 303 TL in Direct Current Ixtepec Capacity-Yautepec Capacity (Proyecto: 303 LT en Corriente Directa Ixtepec Potencia-Yautepec Potencia).



Meet Ing. César F. Fuentes Estrada Projects & Construction Subdirector from CFE. 


Smith: Mexico’s load growth, broad support for renewable energy and “mature and competent” planning processes as reasons to get involved in the market



Chairing the 2018 HVDC conference, Bob Smith has enjoyed a long career in transmission planning and development, much of it in the American West where he said federal lands can create “unique problems” for building electric infrastructure.




As vice president of transmission, planning and development for TransCanyon, Smith is responsible for conceptualizing and planning transmission projects for the joint venture between Berkshire Hathaway Energy and Pinnacle West Capital.



BHE is Warren Buffett’s energy holding company that includes PacifiCorp and NV Energy. Pinnacle West’s assets include Arizona Public Service. Together, they offer $90 billion worth of “leverage” to TransCanyon.

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Matching Network Tariffs Paid by Transmission Users with the Total Economic Value of Underlying Facilities


Montserrat was appointed Commissioner by the Senate for a period of five years 2014-2019. She has a Master's in Economics from University College London, and previously served as Director of Energy at the Mexican Institute for Competitiveness (IMCO).


Cross-Border Interconnections and Power Trading with North and Central America, or National Grid Integration for Mexico?


Bill who has over 30 years of leadership in senior management roles at Southern California Edison, Cal- ISO, ERCOT and Hunt. He is now responsible for evaluating new technologies for over $3 billion in transmission projects for Hunt throughout North America, will shed light into the topic of cross-border interconnections.

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Shaping the Backbone of Future Energy Systems with HVDC


HVDC 2018 is honored to have Dr. Mohammed Safiuddin as our key technical expert presenter for the 2018 conference.


He is currently Research Professor Emeritus in the Electrical Engineering Department of University at Buffalo (SUNY), and has been awarded 10 patents in static power conversion and optimal control systems.

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Mexico's national electricity infrastructure will add eight new projects at $3.5 billion


One of the works is the subsea HVDC line that will connect the isolated system of Baja California Sur to the national interconnected system (SIN). It is estimated that the project will start operating in 2021.


Join the VIP Dinner


Business meals are worth a dozen meetings. Get work done, launch a relationship or cement a deal. 

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Expert Translators


A great feature of the conference is real-time translation. Understand your clients' ‘why’ organically.

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Build Expertise


Ask the right questions and finding somebody who can answer them specific to HVDC at the conference. 

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Contractual aspects of the SENER-BC Project


The SENER-BC Project is structured as a DFBOT (design, finance, build, operate and transfer) project.

The basis of this structure is executing an electric energy transmission management agreement (the SENER Agreement) between SENER and the winner of the tender, which may be incorporated as a special purpose vehicle (SPV) and act as the contractor under the SENER Agreement.

Due to the characteristics of this structure and in accordance with the provisions of the SENER Agreement, the SPV is jointly and severally liable with SENER to carry out the provision of the public electric energy transmission utility before the CRE and CENACE.

This project design is similar to that of the Independent Power Producers implemented by CFE under the former Electricity Utility Law, in which private entities produce electric energy for exclusive sale to CFE in exchange for consideration.

The winner of the tender is required to establish an irrevocable investment, management and source of payment trust with SENER and the SPV as trustors and trustees. The trust will receive and manage the assets of the SENER-BC Project, as well as the economic resources derived from the SENER Agreement, to serve as a means of repayment of the financing.


Construction, Modernization, Operation AND Maintenance of the Line of Transmission of Direct Current Yautepec-Ixtepec in the States of Mexico Morelos, Oaxaca, Puebla, Veracruz, and City of Mexico



The CFE-Yautepec Project is structured as a BOT (build, operate and transfer) project.


In this structure, the contractor will not be directly responsible for the provision of the electric energy transmission public utility, as the contractor is only a provider of services related to this activity. CFE will continue to be responsible for the provision of this public utility and will be the entity that receives payment from CENACE of regulated transmission fees.


This structure also contemplates the incorporation of a transmission system trust in which the contractor that is awarded in the bidding procedure (the CFE Agreement)27 and CFE will participate, as trustor and trustee respectively (the CFE Trust), which will receive and manage the assets of the CFE-Yautepec Project, as well as the economic resources derived from the Agreement for the Provision of Services regarding the Transmission Public Utility (Contrato de Prestación de Servicios Relativos a la Prestación del Servicio Público de Transmisión, or the CFE Agreement) to be executed by CFE.

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