Is it a new natural gas pipeline, a utility-scale solar development in Sonora or new wind power opportunities in windy Tehuantepec Isthmus? Does it need right of-way permits across state lines? As the growing need for energy becomes a reality in Mexico’s heavily industrially oriented economy, the companies that build, design and operate energy solutions are collaborating with large equipment suppliers, engineering experts and consumers to better harness the possibilities offered by the liberalized industry and put shovels to the ground all over the country.
Lingering concerns about regulations regarding environmental and social impact assessments are discussed in this chapter, as well as the complex issue of the ejido communal land legal regime that brings unique challenges to developers and their advisers in Mexico. Also featured are the companies that offer infrastructure solutions, from temporary housing to vital project insurance, and those which offer consultancy services to navigate the still new legal environment of the country.