Driving Performance of Mexico's Energy Regulators
As “market referees”, regulators contribute to the delivery of essential public utilities.
The internal and external governance of regulatory agencies are essential to determining
how regulators and the sectors they oversee perform. The OECD has developed an innovative
framework that looks at the institutions, processes and practices that can enhance
regulators’ performance. In this report, the framework is applied to the external
governance of Mexico’s energy sector and its three regulatory bodies, the Agency for
Safety, Energy and Environment (ASEA), the National Hydrocarbons Commissions (CNH)
and the Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE), following a structural reform of the sector
and its regulatory institutions. The review offers insights into the progress and
challenges in the implementation of the reform, highlighting the importance of structured
co-ordination and accountability mechanisms based on a common strategic agenda, alignment
of processes for good regulatory outcomes as well as sufficient operational flexibility.
The report is complemented by forthcoming reviews of the internal governance arrangements
of the three regulatory agencies, constituting a comprehensive body of work on the
regulatory governance of Mexico’s energy sector.
Published on January 13, 2017Also available in: Spanish
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