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
121.01
million
Germany
81.6
million

Source: IEA (2015)

Mexico: https://www.iea.org/statistics/statisticssearch/report/?country=Mexico&product=indicators
Germany: https://www.iea.org/statistics/statisticssearch/report/?country=GERMANY&product=indicators&year=2015

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
5094
Petajoule
Germany
8898
Petajoule

Sources: IEA (2015)

Mexico: https://www.iea.org/statistics/statisticssearch/report/?year=2015&country=Mexico&product=Balances
Germany: https://www.iea.org/statistics/statisticssearch/report/?country=GERMANY&product=balances&year=2015

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 %

Sources: SENER, BMWi (2016)

Germany: http://www.bmwi.de/Redaktion/EN/Dossier/energy-transition.html
Mexico: https://www.gob.mx/cms/uploads/attachment/file/177622/Prospectiva_de_Energ_as_Renovables_2016-2030.pdf

About the Energy Partnership

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In the presence of the President of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, the Mexican Secretary for Energy, Pedro Joaquín Coldwell, and German Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, Sigmar Gabriel, sign the declaration of intent.

Germany and Mexico decided in 2016 to further enhance and deepen their successful energy sector collaboration, 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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“One year into our Energy Partnership it is fair to say that we have continuously strengthened our cooperation.”

Pedro Joaquín Coldwell
Secretary for Energy, Mexico, Annual Report 2016-2017 (March 2017)

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.

11
December
2017
Nicole David and Thorsten Herdan at the table signing documents.
11 December 2017B2G 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 2017Steering Group Meeting

Decision on Activities 2017-2018

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

“Power Markets” with BMWi and SENER

01
July
2017
01 July 2017Report

Energy Subsidies in Germany and Mexico

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.

“Mexico is a key economic partner for Germany in Latin America. Therefore, I am very pleased that we agreed on an Energy Partnership to deepen the exchange in the field of renewable energy and energy efficiency, as well as in the electricity and natural gas markets.”

Sigmar Gabriel
Former Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, Germany

Events

11 December 2017

Energy Investment Opportunities

Energy Investment Opportunities: New era in Mexico
11th December 2017, 08:45am – 13:00pm
Mexican Embassy, Klingelhöferstrasse 3, 10785 Berlin, GER

On invitation by the Mexican Embassy and the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) we presented first results of an “Investors Guide to Mexico’s new energy era”, followed by a discussion.

23 November 2017

“Phasing out #IFFS”: 3rd Event

Phasing out #IFFS – Reforming Energy Subsidies: Mexico and the international context
23rd November 2017, 08:30am – 13:00pm
Hotel Four Seasons, Paseo de la Reforma 500, 06600 CDMX, MX

The event with representatives of the Mexican Energy Ministry and the Mexican Energy Regulatory Commission, as well as the IEA examined Mexico's liberalization of gasoline markets and options for electricity subsidy reform from other countries.

11 September 2017

Advancing the Energy Transition

Advancing the energy transition: Germany and Mexico changing their power pattern
- The economics, challenges and opportunities of renewable electricity –
11th September 2017, 17:00am – 18:30pm
Expo Santa Fe, MX

With the participation of the BMWi and SENER, the event focused on Germany’s Energiewende and Mexico´s Energy Reform with particular focus on the power sector.

05 September 2017

“Phasing out #IFFS": 2nd Event

Phasing out #IFFS – Realizing multiple benefits of energy subsidy reform: Fiscal, climate change and welfare gains
05th September 2017, 08:30am – 13:30pm
Hotel Four Seasons, Paseo de la Reforma 500, 06600 CDMX, MX

In continuation of the first event on 20th July, this joint event discussed the impacts of inefficient subsidies on climate mitigation policies, public finance and distributional effects.

20 July 2017

“Phasing out #IFFS”: 1st Event

Phasing out #IFFS – G20 Fossil Fuel Subsidy Peer Review: Lessons and best-practice from Mexico and Germany
20th July 2017, 08:30am – 13:30pm
Hotel Krystal, Paseo de la Reforma 1, 06030 CDMX, MX

Following the G20 Summit in Hamburg in July 2017, the aim of this event was to increase awareness about the existence and results of the German-Mexican voluntary peer-review and to continue discussing successful pathways for reducing IFFS.

Media Elements

Subjects
Media Type
Report

Mexico's new Energy Era

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Report

Annual Report 2017/2018

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Video

TV-UNAM Observatorio cotidiano: El futuro de las Energías Renovables

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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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