Did you know that the energetic reform in Mexico is one of the most important changes happened in the country in the last 70 years?

Do you know the scope of the Mexican economic reform and the impact it has on you?

This course allows you to identify the economic, political, and social implications of the new institutional frame in the entire energetic sector: hydrocarbons, electric subsector, and renewable energies. It promotes recognition of the main changes in the institutional frame of the energetic sector. It favors the argumentation of the different challenges that the reform presents in its implementation. It eases identification of possible opportunities offered for the development of new businesses, and finally, it describes the effects of the reform in your ever day life.


With this course, you will be able to:

  • Explain the different possibilities of new businesses in the energetic sector that appear thanks to the energetic reform, through the representation of the scope and limitations of the new institutional frame.
  • Generate proposals of solutions for the implementation challenges of the energetic reform.

Dates of the Course

Release Date:September 12

Starting Date: January 30

Closing Date: March 17

Certificates Issued: March 31

Course Duration

7 weeks

Estimated effort: 5 hours a week.

Previous Requisites

High School certificate issued or in process.


Content: Spanish

Videos: Spanish

Transcriptions: Spanish

Course Level: Intermediate

Kind of Certification: Free

Course Staff

Luis Alberto Serra Barragán. Ph. D. He is the Executive Director of the Energetic Initiative from Tecnológico de Monterrey in the Escuela de Gobierno y Transformación Pública. He is responsible for leading the efforts of Tecnológico de Monterrey to contribute to the competitive development and strengthen of the Mexican energetic sector through the formation of human capital, applied research, and consulting services for the public and private sectors.

Previously, he was the Research Director of the Centro de Investigación para el Desarrollo A.C. In 2014, he was distinguished by the magazine “Petróleo & Energía” as one of the 100 most influential leaders in the Mexican energetic sector. He has been an advisor for the Consejo de Energía de Reforma and for the government of Jalisco, as well as a professor/researcher at the Warwick University and Universidad Complutense de Madrid.


Economy and Finance

Social Science



Topic 1. Institutional Frame

  1. Context of the Energetic Reform
  2. Constitutional Modifications
  3. Secondary Modifications part 1
  4. Secondary Modifications part 2

Topic 2. Subsector of Hydrocarbons

  1. New institutional scheme.
  2. PEMEX as a Productive State Company and Assignation rounds of hydrocarbon sites.
  3. The new “midstream”: transport, storage, and bulk sales of hydrocarbon.
  4. The new “downstream”: refining, processing, and retail sales of hydrocarbon.

Topic 3. Electric subsector and renewable energies.

  1. New institutional scheme.
  2. CFE as a Productive State Company.
  3. The Electric Market (Biddings).
  4. Energetic Transition.

Topic 4. Implementation Challenges in the Hydrocarbon Sector

  1. The competencies breach.
  2. Insecurity, corruption, transparency in the energetic sector.
  3. Land use.
  4. Coordination of Regulating Organs.

Topic 5. Implementation Challenges in the Electric Subsector

  1. Taking advantage of renewable energies.
  2. Subsiding Electric Tariffs
  3. Economic competence
  4. Coordination of Regulating Organs.

Topic 6. Business opportunities in

  1. Supplying and service
  2. Infrastructure
  3. Financing
  4. Manufacture

Suggested Sequence

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