Lourdes Melgar is Mexico’s former Deputy Secretary of Energy for Hydrocarbons. From December 2012 until February 2014, she served as Under-Secretary for Electricity. In those positions, she has played a key role in the design and implementation of Mexico’s historic energy reform, participating in and then heading the technical group that defined the new model from a comprehensive perspective, including the creation of a liberalized wholesale power market and the establishment of Clean Energy Certificates. She was a Member of PEMEX Board of Directors and has been a member of the board of CFE, Mexico’s public utility company. Lourdes is currently a The Robert E. Wilhelm Fellow at MIT, a Mexican Ambassador to the C3E Women in Clean Energy Initiative and the President of the Mexican Chapter of the International Women´s Forum. She holds a Ph.D in Political Science from MIT.
Panel: Scraping the Barrel