Informing Mexico's Distributed Generation Policy with System Advisor Model (SAM) Analysis

Alexandra Aznar, Owen Zinaman, James McCall

Research output: NRELTechnical Report


The Government of Mexico recognizes the potential for clean distributed generation (DG) to meaningfully contribute to Mexico's clean energy and emissions reduction goals. However, important questions remain about how to fairly value DG and foster inclusive and equitable market growth that is beneficial to investors, electricity ratepayers, electricity distributors, and society. The U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has partnered with power sector institutions and stakeholders in Mexico to provide timely analytical support and expertise to help inform policymaking processes on clean DG. This document describes two technical assistance interventions that used the System Advisor Model (SAM) to inform Mexico's DG policymaking processes with a focus on rooftop solar regulation and policy.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2018

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-7A40-71038


  • distributed generation
  • distributed photovoltaics
  • distributed solar
  • Mexico
  • rooftop solar
  • System Advisory Model (SAM)


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