Grupo Bimbo was able to obtain the first clean energy certificate (CEL) for distributed generation in the country, thanks to a combined 3.2 megawatt installed on 32 solar roofs of El Globo's stores and offices, and the issue of these certificates goes more than 4 million CELs granted by the Regulatory Energy Committee (CRE) and sold at a maximum price of $ 23 towards the end of the first year of this new market.
With regard to the CEL market, Oliver Flores, head of the CRE Electricity Unit, assured El Economista that at the end of September, more than 4 million CELs had been issued, almost all of them. The Federal Electricity Commission, which has certified nuclear, geothermal and even hydroelectric production – while the obligation for at least 5% of efficient production through clean sources for all users in the country will be about CIA 9 million at least In April 2019, if up to 25% of the liabilities are postponed, accordance with the instructions for these certificates.
"It is likely that this goal will be achieved by the first year of the market, because we must remember that most of the factories in the first long-term auction will be commissioned this last quarter of the year," he said.
CELs are marketed by suppliers who acquire them from clean producers and sell them to their customers to fulfill their obligations. One of the companies that provides these services in 70 countries and now in Mexico is the French Engie, whose leader in Qualified Supply in the country, Francisco Lorencez, told El Economista that after the last auction of the CEL Subsidiaries and Mexico (SYEM) found an average of between $ 19 and $ 23 per CEL in the Mexican market while the last long-term auctions averaged $ 7 per CEL.
A CEL is equal to 1 megawatt hour produced, certification being made at expost at power plants that are built or reformed after 2014, said one of the few experts on the issue of the country, since according to him there are only eight companies who sell CEL for 40 specialized suppliers, of which only 12 are operating and the rest will start operations in the coming months.
Francisco Avelar, global financial planning director and leader of the Grupo Bimbo Renewable Energy Initiative, said the company would reach 75% of its electricity consumption from renewable sources in the second half of 2019.