Mexican Electricity Sector: Economic, Legal and Political Issues, The
Armando Jimenez San Vicente,
Program on Energy and Sustainable Development Working Paper #5
This chapter aims to explain the motivations and strategies for reform in the Mexican electricity sector. Our focus is on the effects of politically organized interests, such as unions and parties, on the process of reform. We show how particular forms of institutions-notably, the state-owned enterprises (SOEs) within the power sector as well as the state firm that supplies most fuels for electricity generation-shape the possibilities and pace of reform.