The German-Mexican Energy Partnership

Germany and Mexico work together to enhance energy efficiency, make greater use of renewable energy, increase transparency in the fossil fuel sector and deliver on their international commitments. Together they are transforming their energy systems opening up important new fields of business.

We support high-level political dialogue, facilitate B2G and fertile business environments, enhance exchange of best-practices and communicate about the German and Mexican energy transitions.

Facts & Figures

Population

Mexico and Germany are among the 20 most populated countries in the world and in their respective regions: Mexico the third in the Americas, Germany the first in Europe.

Mexico
122
million
Germany
82
million

Source: IEA (2016)

Total Final Energy Consumption

Even though Mexico has a large population, its energy consumption remains fairly low in comparison to Germany. As a middle-income country, Mexico has opportunities to grow and alleviate poverty based on a clean energy consumption. Growing the economy and expanding Mexico’s middle-class while supporting CO2 emissions reduction goals requires greater energy efficiency and renewable energy production.

In the case of Germany, the Energiewende sets the baseline for a transformation of the way energy is produced and consumed, maintaining the patterns of use of energy.

Mexico
5099
Petajoule
Germany
9375
Petajoule

Sources: IEA (2016)

Clean Energy Goals for 2050

Both Germany and Mexico have set themselves ambitious 2050 goals for the transformation of their power sectors. While Mexico’s 2050 goal includes as well cogeneration or CCS, the country starts from a much lower level. Interim goals are set at 25% by 2018 and 35% by 2024. At the same time, Germany´s electricity supply should consist of at least an 80 percent share of renewable energy by 2050. There are also intermediate targets of 35% to 40% share by 2025 and 55% to 60% by 2035.

Mexico
50 %
Germany
80 %

About the Energy Partnership

Germany and Mexico decided to further enhance and deepen their successful energy sector collaboration by establishing the bilateral Energy Partnership.

This format enables an exchange of best practices and experiences between key stakeholders, aiming to address common challenges, such as climate change, the provision of technological and economic viable solutions for the success of the energy transition.

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Milestones

In April 2016, the German Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy and the Mexican State Secretary of Energy signed a joint declaration of intent for a bilateral energy partnership. Through its numerous initiatives and activities, the partnership is constantly enhancing the bilateral cooperation and supporting the transformation of energy systems.

04
September
2019
04 September 2019 Event

Digitalization and solar energy

25
July
2019
25 July 2019 Event

Energy sector trends: innovation and digitalization

16
July
2019
16 July 2019 Delegation

Energy Partnership at IRENA Innovation Day 2019

04
June
2019
04 June 2019 Delegation

"Cocineros solares" in Oaxaca

16
April
2019
16 April 2019 Event

Follow-up meeting, Ambassador Tempel and Minister Nahle

21
February
2019
21 February 2019 Event

SENER and BMWi committed to the future

09
January
2019
09 January 2019 Event

Meeting between the German Ambassador to Mexico and the Mexican Secretary of Energy

13
December
2018
13 December 2018 Event

Meeting with the Mexican Ambassador to Germany

13
November
2018
13 November 2018 Event

Digitalization of the Energy Sector

03
September
2018
03 September 2018 Event

Energy Partnership Summer Reception

25
June
2018
25 June 2018 Delegation

Transparency in Extractive Industries

23
April
2018
23 April 2018 Conference

Energy Partnership at Hannover Messe 2018

23
April
2018
23 April 2018 B2G ENERGY COUNCIL & STEERING GROUP MEETINGS

Energy Business meets Governments

12
April
2018
12 April 2018 BINATIONAL COMMISSION

Binational Commission between SE and BMWi

11
December
2017
Nicole David and Thorsten Herdan at the table signing documents.
11 December 2017 B2G Energy Council

B2G Energy Council: Foundation Laid

11
September
2017
Members of the high-level steering group at the table, Former State Secretary Rainer Baake
11 September 2017 Steering Group Meeting

Decision on Activities 2017-2018

11
September
2017
“Power Markets” with BMWi and SENER
11 September 2017 Conference

“Power Markets” with BMWi and SENER

What We Can Do For You

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Support Political Dialogue

The German-Mexican Energy Partnership is a platform supporting a high-level intergovernmental dialogue on energy matters. We prepare and facilitate high-level meetings. We support the implementation of agreed activities. We organize the exchange between relevant institutions in Germany and Mexico.

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Promote Best-Practice Exchange

Nobody is forced to repeat the mistake of the other. To learn from one another is therefore key to the German-Mexican Energy Partnership. We arrange and accompany expert delegations. We organize workshops and trainings-on-the-job. All for the sake of promoting what is already there: best-practice.

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Connect Business and Politics

We build bridges between politics and business, facilitate access to decision-makers and help you make your position being heard in the partnership countries.

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Enhance Energy Transition Communication

Clear communication translates undertakings into understanding. We do communicate through various channels. About the Energiewende and the Transición Energética. Here and there. Online and offline.

Events

28 November 2019

Energy Sector Innovation: digitalization, finance and decentralization

Energy Sector Innovation: digitalization, finance and decentralization
28 November, 2019
Centro CitiBanamex, Mexico City, MEX

The German-Mexican Energy Partnership in coordination with the Inter American Development Bank, the Mexican Banks Association and the Bilateral GIZ Programs "Implementation of the Energy Transition in Mexico" and " Large Scale Solar Energy in Mexico", will host the "Energy Sector Innovation: digitalization, finance and decentralization" event. For the ocassion, experts from Mexico, Germany and other countries will adress two relevant topics: digitalization and decentralization of the power sector and sustainable distributed generation financing.

09 October 2019

Industrial Transformation Mexico 2019

ITM 2019
09-11 October, 2019
Poliforum León, León, Guanajuato, MEX

Mexico had a successful participation in Hannover Messe 2018. As a result, innovation and digital transformation of the Mexican industrial sector, focusing on: airspace, electronics, IT, medicine, biotech, automotive, cybersecurity and energy industries, will be addressed during Industrial Transformation Mexico 2019.

04 September 2019

Workshop: Digitalisation & Solar in Mexico

Workshop: Digitalisation & Solar in Mexico
04 September 2019
Hotel Novit, Mexico City, MEX

Organized by: Asolmex & Solar Power Europe, Supported by GIZ México.

The energy sector has begun a fundamental transformation from an old analogue system to a fully digital network. Solar will drive this change as it offers new ways of selling, controlling and gaining revenue from smart installations. In this workshop, ASOLMEX and Solar Power Europe will present in detail their new joint report on “Digitalisation & solar in Mexico”. This cooperation is supported by the “Large Scale Solar Energy” Program of the German-Mexican bilateral technical cooperation, implemented by GIZ on behalf of the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

Workshop only open for ASOLMEX and Solar Power Europe members.

03 September 2019

GreenExpo 2019 + Intersolar Mexico

The GreenExpo 2019 + Intersolar Mexico
03-05 September, 2019
World Trade Center (WTC), Mexico-City, MEX

GreenExpo + Intersolar Mexico will display innovative renewable energy and environment solutions, focusing on technology trends and B2B networking for the Mexican clean energy sector. As in previous occasions, the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) of the Federal Republic of Germany, via Mittelstand Global, will have its interactive pavilion.

09 April 2019

Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue (BETD) 2019

Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2019
09-10 April, 2019
Federal Foreign Office, Werderscher Markt 1, 10117 Berlin, GER

The Dialogue on the global energy transition continues with high-level participants from politics, industry, science and civil society. Do not miss the chance to be part of the 5th Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue. 

Important to know: There will be a whole range of Energiewende events during the Berlin Energy Week from 8 - 12 April 2019.

 

14 November 2018

Leveraging digitalization - Blockchain meets Energy

14-15 November
Hotel Barceló México Reforma, Paseo de la Reforma 1, Tabacalera, 06030, , Mexico-City, MEX

A global trend is observable in regards to the energy system:  It is rapidly changing from an analog world of a highly centralized, fossil fuel-based generation and transmission system to a new paradigm. New challenges within a future electric system will be defined by a high percentage of renewables and customer-sited smart technologies, such as rooftop solar, battery energy storage, electric vehicles, smart thermostats and more. Thus, leaving utilities as well as regulators with new tasks. Blockchains might add a new level of digital integrity, security and allow the grid to advance to a highly automated system based on smart contracts.

Within our two-day workshop, we tackled a number of challenges regarding blockchains: the technological side, energy specific use cases as well as possible issues for regulators. Speakers and participants represented exactly those fields: Start-ups, developers, corporates, utilities as well as ministries joined the discussion and extended their knowledge in each field.

 

13 November 2018

Leveraging digitalization - Cybersecurity in the Power Sector

13 November 2018
Hotel Barceló México Reforma, Paseo de la Reforma 1, Tabacalera, 06030, Mexico-City, MEX

At the German-Mexican Energy Partnership we want to contribute to the discussion on cybersecurity and digitalization of the energy sector. The liberalization of electricity markets, as well as the system integration of variable renewable energy, require that there be a reliable and safe energy system. In that regard, the Mexican Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE), the Mexican System Operator (CENACE) and the Energy Partnership jointly organized a discussion forum in which academics, public sector representatives, regulators, as well as companies, debate about the needs and challenges of cybersecurity.

04 October 2018

2nd Meeting of the Mexican Energy Business Committee

2nd Meeting Mexican Energy Business Committee
October 4th 2018, 10:30pm – 12:00pm
Secretaria de Energía (SENER), Mexico-City, MEX

On invitation by the Mexican Ministry of Energy (SENER), the second meeting of the “Mexican Energy Business Committee” of the German-Mexican Energy Partnership took place on October, 4th.

04 September 2018

GreenExpo 2018

The GreenExpo 2018
04-06 September, 2018
World Trade Center (WTC), Mexico-City, MEX

On the occasion of the German participation at the "Green Expo 2018" the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany and the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) invited participants to an evening reception at the German pavilion.

03 September 2018

2nd Meeting of the German Energy Business Committee

2nd Meeting German Energy Business Committee
September 3rd 2018, 04:00pm – 07:00pm
Hacienda de los Morales, Polanco, Mexico-City, MEX

On invitation by the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Mexico and the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) in coordination with CAMEXA and GTAI, the second meeting of the “German Energy Business Committee” of the German-Mexican Energy Partnership took place on September, 3rd.

 

01 August 2018

#CocktailFirst and 1st International Meeting on EEN and EMS in Mexico

1-2 August 2018

Hotel Radisson Paraíso Perisur, Cuspide 53, Col, Parques del Pedregal, 14010 Ciudad de México, CDMX

Cocktail and event to celebrate the First International Meeting on Energy Efficiency Networks and Energy Management Systems in Mexico.

17 April 2018

Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue (BETD) 2018

Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2018
17-18 April, 2018
Federal Foreign Office, Werderscher Markt 1, 10117 Berlin, GER

Yearly event organized by the German Federal Government in the recent developments of the Energy Transition.

Media Elements

Report

Digitalization and Solar in Mexico (SPA)

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Report

About Blockchain (SPA)

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Report

Blockchain in the integrated energy transition (SPA)

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Blockchain meets Energy

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About Blockchain: facts,myths and best practices (GER)

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German-Mexican Energy Partnership Annual Report 2018-2019

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Partners

An Initiative by

German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

www.bmwi.de

The central task of the Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy is to reinvigorate the social market economy, stay innovative in the long term and strengthen the social fabric in Germany. The Ministry has the necessary legal, administrative and coordinating mandate to fulfil this mission, e.g. in the area of energy.

Secretaría de Energía

www.gob.mx/sener

Mexico's Energy Ministry (Secretaría de Energía, SENER)

Implemented by

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

www.giz.de/en

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) provides international cooperation services for sustainable development and international education work. It is dedicated to building a future worth living around the world. GIZ has over 50 years of experience in a wide variety of areas.

In Cooperation with

The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development

www.bmz.de/en/

The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety

https://www.bmu.de/

The German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) has worked to protect the public from environmental toxins and radiation and establish an intelligent and efficient use of raw materials; it has advanced climate action and promoted a use of natural resources that conserves biodiversity and secures habitats.

Federal Foreign Office

www.auswaertiges-amt.de

The Federal Foreign Office represents Germany’s interests to the world. It promotes international exchange and offers protection and assistance to Germans abroad.

Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores

www.gob.mx/sre/en

Mexico's Foreign Ministry (Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores, SRE)

Comisión Reguladora de Energía

www.gob.mx/cre

Mexico's energy regulatory commission CRE is the entity in charge of regulating in a transparent, impartial and efficient way the gas industries, the refined oil products and electricity.

National Center for Energy Control

www.gob.mx/cenace

The National Center for Energy Control (CENACE) is Mexico's Independent System Operator. It is in charge of operation and control, wholesale electricty market, planning and open access.

Comisión Nacional para el Uso Eficiente de la Energía

www.gob.mx/conuee

The Mexican National Commission for Efficient Use of Energy (Comisión Nacional para el Uso Eficiente de la Energía, CONUEE)

Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau

www.kfw.de

The German KfW (Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau) is the world largest national development bank.

Cámara Mexicano-Alemana de Comercio e Industria

mexiko.ahk.de

The German AHK (Auslandshandelskammer) is active in Mexico since 1929 and know unter the abbreviation CAMEXA (Cámara Mexicano- Alemana de Comercio e Industria). It is an organisation with more than 800 member companies, providing a number of services and representing the interests of German business in Mexico.

Germany Trade & Invest

www.gtai.de

Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI) is the economic development agency of the Federal Republic of Germany. GTAI supports German companies setting up in foreign markets, promotes Germany as a business location and assists foreign companies setting up in Germany.

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