US energy secretary expressed concern over Mexico’s electrical reform

United States Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm conveyed “real concerns” about Mexico’s proposed electricity reform during her visit to Mexico City late last week, contrary to statements by Mexican officials.

Energy Minister Rocío Nahle said last Thursday that the United States was not concerned about the planned constitutional reform – which would guarantee 54% of the electricity market to the state-owned Federal Electricity Commission, but Granholm countered that claim in a statement issued Friday.

“Throughout my trip, I met with senior Mexican leadership, including President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, as well as industry, legislators, and civil society, for frank and respectful dialogue. In each meeting, we expressly conveyed the Biden-Harris administration’s real concerns with the potential negative impact of Mexico’s proposed energy reforms on U.S. private investment in Mexico,” she said.


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