Welcome to another minisode here on SunCast. If you're new here, I'm your host, Nico Johnson, and we're here to help you unlock your potential as a leader in the solar industry.

The show is usually long-form narrative, so these minisodes are brief 20 min or so morsels of sunlight to get you through the workweek.

I'd like to wish a belated happy birthday to today's guest, Santiago Barcon, who I had the distinct pleasure of spending time with on a recent trip down to Mexico.  The recording was done on the terrace of a café on a busy Mexico City street, so while we've tried to clean it up, you will certainly hear the usual street noise.

Nonetheless, I think you'll get value from the conversation today if you'd like to know more about:

  • The recent Mexico energy auctions and his thoughts on the energy reform
  • What Santiago believes more energy professionals should do to strengthen their creativity and analytical capabilities
  • Details of the historical 120MW energy contract with the capital city Metro company
  • The 4 things you need in order to enter the Mexican market as a foreign company
  • And examples of the types of "dead bodies" we're starting to see in wake of the energy reform.

Santiago has been in the energy business for a long time and knows the sector in Mexico better than just about anyone.  Indeed, he owns and publishes the magazine, Energia Hoy, which is a fantastic resource to keep tabs on not just policy and movement but editorial content around the evolution of the Mexico Energy market, especially post energy reform.