ICIS Completes First Forward Pricing Survey of Mexico's Power Market

HOUSTON, April 3, 2017 /CNW/ - ICIS has published the first survey of price expectations for some of the key demand centres of the Mexican power market, adding greater transparency to this rapidly emerging energy market.

The results, published in the ICIS Mexico Energy Report, give a market consensus of participants' pricing expectations in Mexico for power delivered to the most important demand centres on the national SIN power grid, including Mexico City, Monterrey and the Bajio.

Mexico's electricity market operator CENACE operates the short-term electricity market, specifying power prices across 108 different nodes on the electricity grid based on supply and demand within each zone. ICIS surveyed expectations for the long-term average of these prices, enabling more visibility for buyers and sellers in assessing price levels for longer-term contracts.

ICIS has focused on Mexico City, Monterrey and the Bajio as centres with high demand. Power to be delivered from 1 April over the next year to Mexico City is expected to transact around Mexican Pesos (Ps) 974/MWh (US$51.38/MWh), based on the midpoint of the bids and offers collected in the survey, and assuming both buyers and sellers make equal concessions to secure a deal. Other hubs were slightly less expensive, demonstrating the different factors influencing price formation such as lower transmission congestion charges and greater access to US-sourced natural gas.  

"This is an important first step towards the creation of reference prices for longer-term delivery in the Mexican power market," said James Fowler, editor of the ICIS Mexico Energy Report.

"We would like to thank all those who participated in the survey, and we look forward to continuing to work with the market to boost transparency and liquidity across the Mexican energy sector," he added.

Through the survey, participants were asked to submit bids and offers in Ps/MWh for the purchase or supply of 5MW of power to one of the three nodes for a one-year period beginning 1 April 2017. Responses were submitted to represent the full local marginal price, inclusive of the costs of energy, congestion and losses.

ICIS intends to repeat the survey on a regular basis, providing further transparency to promote trading confidence for the Mexican power market.

To read more about the initial survey and results, click here:


The ICIS Mexico Energy Report provides exclusive news and in-depth analysis on the latest projects, prices and legislation affecting the Mexican energy sector. The report is the first English-language publication to provide the insight that global businesses and investors need to evaluate opportunities in Mexico's emerging power and gas markets.

About ICIS

ICIS is the world's largest petrochemical market information provider and has energy and fertilizer divisions. We provide information and intelligence for global carbon markets through utilizing a unique combination of quantitative and qualitative research, as well as expert opinion to deliver detailed insight into emissions and carbon trading schemes. Our Timing Impact Model is the cornerstone of our analysis and provides clients with a more rounded perspective than conventional approaches. This gives our subscribers a competitive advantage over their competitors. ICIS offers products that cover the California/Quebec, RGGI, EU, South Korea, and China carbon markets.

With a global staff of more than 800, ICIS has employees based in Houston, Washington, New York, London, Montpellier, Dusseldorf, Karlsruhe, Milan, Mumbai, Singapore, Guangzhou, Beijing, Shanghai, Yantai, Tokyo and Perth. Some 350 of ICIS's staff are journalists engaged in reporting market prices and news, and ICIS is fully committed to upholding the highest journalistic principles of verification, corroboration and authentication. ICIS has a compliance framework that along with its methodologies and business processes adheres to the requirements of the IOSCO PRA Principles.

ICIS is a division of Reed Business Information, part of RELX Group. Further information about ICIS can be found at http://www.icis.com.

About Reed Business Information:

At Reed Business Information we provide information and online data services to business professionals worldwide.  Customers have access to our high-value industry data, analytics, information and tools. Our strong global brands hold market-leading positions across a wide range of industry sectors including banking, petrochemicals and aviation where we help customers make key strategic decisions every day.  RBI is part of RELX Group Plc, a leading global provider of data, information and solutions for professional customers.

About RELX Group:

RELX Group is a world-leading provider of information solutions for professional customers across industries. The group employs about 28,000 people of whom half are in North America. RELX PLC is the London Stock Exchange listed vehicle for holding shares in RELX Group. Shareholders in RELX PLC own a 52.9% economic interest in RELX Group. RELX NV is the Amsterdam Stock Exchange listed vehicle for holding shares in RELX Group. External shareholders in RELX NV own a 47.1% economic interest in RELX Group. The total market capitalisation of the two parent companies is approximately £31.0bn/ €36.2bn/ $38.7bn. Its shares are traded on the London, Amsterdam and New York Stock Exchanges using the following ticker symbols: London: REL; Amsterdam: REN; New York: RUK and ENL. http://www.relx.com


For further information: Amy Holland, Marketing Manager, ICIS, Email: amy.holland@icis.com, Direct: +1(713)525-2673

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