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webEIM: Mexico’s CENACE to Start Benefit Assessment of Joining the Western EIM

calcNov 03, 2016

El Centro Nacional de Control de Energia (CENACE) recently accounced that it will begin benefit assestments of its Baja California Norte grid joining the western EIM. The Baja California Norte grid has two Califonia grid connections, Otay Mesa and Imperial Valley, but no connection to the Mexico mainland grid.

Mexico recently adopted a renewables portfolio goal of 35 percent by 2024. In a recent comment, Eduardo Meraz, General Director at CENACE, stated that their consideration for the western EIM was largely due to the benefits that existing participants are experiencing in the real-time market.

Since begining in 2014, the western EIM has helped participating entites benefit with cost savings of more than $88 million, and averted more that 126,000 metric tons of carbon emission that would have contributed from fossil fuel generation.

More information is available through the western EIM’s website.