Regulations

The legal system is Mexico provides for Federal Laws and State laws. There is a federal constitution and a state constitution for each of the states of Mexico. Laws and regulations are created by: (1) decisions made in the legislative branch of government, by decrees of the President and by jurisprudence created by the federal court, and (2) in the case of federal legislation, by 5 consecutive decisions resolved in the same manner by the Supreme Court regarding the same issue.

Constitutionally, the regulation of electric power is contained in articles 25, 26, 27, sixth paragraph, 28, 73, 74, 90, 108, 110, 123 and 134 of the magna carta.
Article 25 is the concept of the economic stewardship of the State, which is due to the constitutional mandate that gives the State the responsibility of organizing and conducting national development. This rectory requires that the public sector holds this position, uniquely, strategic areas that set out in article 28, fourth paragraph, of the Constitution, include electricity, and that the Government in its case be established to this effect, as occurs with bodies of the Federal Commission of electricity, light and force of the Centre.
Marked Article 28 legislates that they do not constitute monopoly functions that the State may exercise in strategic areas, which is electricity.
Article 26 establishes the principle of the planning for development, which was adopted by the Governments of the Republic from the expedition in the General Planning of the Republic Act of 1920. The constitutional precept has the Organization of a system of democratic planning on national development and the obligation to hold the National Development Plan as management programs published by the federal government, within which is the development and restructuring of the Energy Sector Programme 1995-2000 and institutional programs of the Federal Electricity Commission.
Article 27 of the magna carta, sixth paragraph, sets the exclusivity of the nation to build, lead, transform, distribute and supply electrical power for the provision of public service.
Article 73, in fraction X, establishes the exclusive authority of the Federal Congress to legislate on electric power. This matter requires the intervention of the federal legislator, owing to the importance of the development on the country and because it is a strategic area of the national economy.
The fraction XXIX, base 5, subsection a, of the same article 73, gives the Federal Congress another exclusive power, this time in the tax area, to set taxes on electricity, whose yields should be shared with the States and municipalities laws of Fiscal coordination.
Article 74, in section IV, the Faculty is exclusive to the Chamber of Deputies to examine, discuss and approve in an annual basis the budget of expenditure of the Federation, within which is located correspondingly in the Federal Electricity Commission.
Article 90 dictates the form of organization of the Federal Administration, dividing it into centralized and parastatal, pointing out that the Act issued by the Congress, will distribute the administrative business of the Federation in various Secretaries of State and administrative departments and would define the General rules of creation of the parastatals and the intervention of the Federal Executive in its operation. The Federal Electricity Commission is located, within this structure, as an entity belonging to the parastatal public administration, within the sector, coordinated by the Ministry of energy.
Article 108 discipline the public service, and as public servants who carry out a job, charge or Commission of any kind in the federal public administration and establishes responsibilities. The Federal Electricity Commission operates through its servants, that his conduct in accordance with this standard.
Article 123 described in paragraph "A", fraction XXXI, as workers in the electricity industry will be subject to the jurisdiction of the Federal Board of conciliation and arbitration.
Finally, article 134 establishes the basis for Federal economic resource management, indicated that the resources available to the federal Government, the Government of the Federal District, as well as their respective parastatal public administrations will be managed with efficiency, effectiveness and honesty to meet your objectives.
In addition, establishes the principle of procurement of goods, services and public works through public bidding, for the State ensures the best conditions available in terms of price, quality, finance, opportunity and other relevant circumstances.