Impacts Analysis of Amendments to Mexico's Unit Commitment and Dispatch Rules

Riccardo Bracho, Omar Jose Guerra Fernandez, Carlo Brancucci, Andres Peluso, Jose David Alvarez Guerrero, Marco Flammini

Research output: NRELTechnical Report


In Mexico, there are various amendments, approved and under discussion to significantly modify the order in which generation units are committed and dispatched. This report quantifies the potential impacts on Mexico's power system, utilizing a production cost model of the Mexican power system that analyzes the hourly optimal electricity dispatch of the Mexican electricity system for 1 year under four scenarios, a reference scenario, and three alternative scenarios. These scenarios are meant to evaluate the potential impacts of increasing participation of the state-owned power plants in generation mix, electricity production costs, emissions, and renewable curtailment.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages53
StatePublished - 2022

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-6A50-81350


  • climate
  • dispatch
  • economic
  • emissions
  • energy reform
  • Mexico
  • power plants
  • renewable energy
  • renewable power generation
  • system reliability


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