The energy industry depends not only on large manufacturers of solar panels and wind turbines or entrepreneurial engineering companies scouting for new locations to place them. A large part of the job of developing a newly created sector such as the electricity industry after 2013’s Reform involves the work of those companies in the background ensuring safety standards are complied with, systems interact correctly and devices operate within the proper limits to prevent damage or even injury to operators.

The sector also depends on suppliers of technology as diverse as anti-theft solutions to high-voltage transformers designed to work for longer under harsh conditions, as well as certification companies laboring to adjust Mexico’s long isolated and monopolistic energy grid to international standards demanded by insurance companies. This chapter discusses the advances made by the supply chain in Mexico to cope with a more competitive and demanding market.