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Vestas Receives 54 MW Wind Turbine Order In Mexico

Vestas Receives 54 MW Wind Turbine Order In Mexico | Renewables Mexico | Scoop.it

Vestas has received a 54 MW order for 30 V100-1.8 MW wind turbines from an unnamed customer in Mexico.

The contract comprises the delivery, transportation, installation and commissioning of the turbines; a VestasOnline Business SCADA system; and a 15-year service and availability agreement.

Delivery of the turbines is scheduled for the second quarter of 2013, and the wind project is expected to enter operation in the first quarter of 2014.

 

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The Energy Reform Will Repower Mexico- "We Will Not Give Up"

The Energy Reform Will Repower Mexico- "We Will Not Give Up" | Renewables Mexico | Scoop.it

Ahead of Mexico's hotly anticipated energy reform David Pencheyna, President of the Senate Energy Commission, inaugurated the Mexican International Renewable Energy Congress, highlighting the importance of renewables in Mexico's future energy mix.

 

Ahead of Mexico's hotly anticipated energy reform David Pencheyna, President of the Senate Energy Commission, inaugurated the Mexican International Renewable Energy Congress, highlighting the importance of renewables in Mexico's future energy mix.

 

Senator Pencheyna stated that whilst Mexico has always relied heavily on oil for both energy supply and export, output has slowly decreased and renewable energy is now vitally important in securing a viable energy future.

The development of a strong political and legal framework to ensure the sound deployment of renewable energy is a great priority of the reform, especially as international developers are now tuned in to Mexico's great solar and wind potential.

The reform will also focus on the potential of renewable energy to play an active role in the country's economic development, much in the way the telecommunications reform created a competitive national framework: "We are devoting a lot to this movement and creating incentives to improve the GDP. This will help generate jobs in the energy sector and reduce our deficit over the next two decades. It is important to create public and private partnerships to encourage investment in our country. Overall, we are increasing our awareness and improving our education to better our national products".

The Senator closed the inauguration acknowledging the importance of renewable development for future generations: "When we look face to face with our children and grandchildren we realize we have a great level of responsibility to them."

MIREC 2013 also welcomed representatives from SENER and SENARMAT to further discuss the PRI's vision for renewable development. Ramon Olivias from the Secretary of Electricity noted that: "the administration would like to get to 43 GW of renewable energy online over the next 15 years- to do this we need to improve and streamline the grid. The Administration supports renewable energy development, and is working in close collaboration with other energy sector agencies."

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Fisterra Energy and Blackstone Energy Partners Announce Financial
Close for “Ventika,” Mexico’s Largest Wind Farm

Fisterra Energy and Blackstone Energy Partners Announce Financial <br/>      Close for “Ventika,” Mexico’s Largest Wind Farm | Renewables Mexico | Scoop.it

Fisterra Energy, a company majority owned by funds managed by Blackstone BX +0.87% , and Blackstone Energy Partners, Blackstone’s energy-focused private equity business, today announced it has reached a financial closing for Ventika, Mexico’s largest onshore wind farm upon completion and one of the largest wind farms in Latin America. Ventika will be located in the northeastern Mexican state of Nuevo Leon, approximately 35 miles from the United States border, and is comprised of two 126 megawatt (MW) wind farms with total capacity of 252MW. Once completed the project will alleviate significant demands on Mexico’s existing power infrastructure, helping Mexico reduce pollution and CO2 emissions, and meet its target of achieving 35% renewable generation by 2025.

The $650 million project is being jointly developed by CEMEX, a global building materials company with presence in more than 50 countries, and Fisterra Energy. This investment funds the installation of 84 Acciona AW-3000 wind turbine generators, each with a hub height of 120 meters and a nominal output of 3MW per turbine. Construction of the project, which is scheduled to be completed in 2016, is expected to generate approximately 1,000 jobs and more than 2,000 additional jobs in related industries.

“With the development and construction of Ventika, we will be able to support Mexico in meeting its green energy targets. This project exemplifies the progress and positive impact that can be achieved when private capital works in partnership with government, entrepreneurs and industry.” said Sean Klimczak, Senior Managing Director at Blackstone. “We look forward to being active in the Mexican power generation sector as the country continues to incentivize private investment through its ongoing energy reform.”

"We are delighted to reach this important milestone and are excited to begin construction on Ventika,” said Pedro Barriuso, Fisterra's Chairman and CEO. “We thank our partners, who have shown tremendous dedication to getting this project off the ground and look forward to continuing our work with them.”

“We are pleased to have the opportunity to work with Fisterra Energy and Blackstone in this important project,” said Dr. Luis Farías, CEMEX Vice-President for Energy and Sustainability. “Ventika is an important milestone in our energy strategy as industry pioneers in the use of clean energy and alternative fuels. We look forward to find additional business opportunities in the near future.”

This past year, Blackstone, together with a management team led by Pedro Barriuso, the former Executive Chairman of Element Power and former head of Iberdrola Renewables, formed Fisterra to identify, develop, finance, construct and operate large-scale independent power projects, with a focus in Latin America, Europe and the Middle East. Ventika will be the first investment made by Fisterra.

About Blackstone Energy Partners:

Blackstone Energy Partners is Blackstone’s energy-focused private equity business, with a successful record built on Blackstone’s industry expertise and partnerships with exceptional management teams. Since its founding in 2012, Blackstone Energy Partners has invested more than $6.6 billion of equity across 18 transactions globally, which range from oil and gas to renewables, natural resources, and power generation.

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IHS: Mexico joins South Africa and Turkey in top three emerging PV markets - PV-Tech

IHS: Mexico joins South Africa and Turkey in top three emerging PV markets - PV-Tech | Renewables Mexico | Scoop.it

Several hundred megawatts of PV projects currently under construction in Mexico are driving the country to third place in the world for attractiveness to investors, developers and manufacturers in the solar industry, according to analysis firm IHS.

IHS Technology has issued the first of 2014’s 'IHS Emerging Solar PV Markets Tracker' reports, surveying the global scene as the first quarter of the year comes to an end. The attractiveness of each region is judged against four key categories; macroeconomic climate, potential market size, pipeline maturity and project profitability.

Emerging solar markets are defined by IHS as countries that are yet to install more than 1GW of PV. The report assesses each country’s PV industry from utility scale to off-grid sized systems, detailing parameters that include policy incentives, regulation, electricity and system prices, pipelines held by developers, key suppliers and financing agreements.

Mexico’s estimated 300MW currently under construction has pushed the central American country into third place. IHS predicts that a total of 327MW of PV generation capacity is expected to be installed in Mexico this year. Mexico’s state-owned utility, the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE),announced plans this week to form partnerships with private companies to promote renewable energy generation.

South Africa remains at number one for solar attractiveness, having been put at the top position in the IHS Emerging PV Markets Attractiveness Index in the final quarter of 2013. Number two on the list is Turkey.

Rounding out the top five are Israel in fourth place and Switzerland in fifth. Romania, which was third last year among emerging markets, now slips to number nine in the ranking, mainly due to a halving of government subsidies which was enacted in January.

Other notable conclusions reported by IHS are the inclusion of the Phillippines in this year’s top 10, with around 117MW to be added in the Southeast Asian island nation this year compared to a mere 3MW in 2013, and the revelation that while PV project development in Chile has finally begun to pick up pace, the decision by developers to sell at spot market prices instead of through more competitive power purchase agreements (PPAs) could suppress future power prices.

Explaining the situation in Chile, Josefin Berg, senior analyst at IHS, and one of the report’s two authors, said: “IHS is flagging it as risky that a too-high concentration of PV projects under merchant schemes will suppress future power prices. Close to 1GW of PV projects is looking for financing in Chile, and revenues could face risks even if only a third of those are connected to the same nodes and linked to spot prices.”

IHS also pointed out that emerging markets still carry an element of risk in the ability of transmission grids to reliably add increased renewable energy generation capacity as well as the unpredictable nature of regulatory support schemes. As regulatory support has been cut suddenly and drastically in countries in the west, the IHS report argues there is a risk this could also happen in emerging markets in the near future.

The other author of the report, IHS senior director Ash Sharma, wrote a blog for PV Tech at the end of last year entitled 'Why 2014 PV installation forecasts are all likely to be wrong', after 2014 installation predictions Sharma made were at odds with global forecasts made by rival analysis firm Solarbuzz and Deutsche Bank.

Consultancy firm Ernst & Young on Tuesday released the latest edition of its quarterly Renewable energy country attractiveness index (RECAI) report. Ernst & Young predicts that new markets will boost investment in clean energy this year, citing Uruguay, Malaysia, Indonesia, Kenya and Ethiopia among countries to watch for.

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Solar Energy in Latin America | The Energy Collective

Solar Energy in Latin America | The Energy Collective | Renewables Mexico | Scoop.it
Latin America is about to find out whether unsubsidized solar can be an economic market reality. You don't need incentives for solar. Any market can grow as long as there is a transparent regulatory process -- along with high tariffs and high DNI.
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great insight into Latin American markets. GPC runs events in all these countries throughout the year focusing on solar, wind and geothermal energy.

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There is huge potential for Solar in Latin America. Let's see what governments will decide and which regulatory processes they'll put in place.



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Why Latin America Will Be A Tough Solar Market To Crack

Why Latin America Will Be A Tough Solar Market To Crack | Renewables Mexico | Scoop.it
Latin America is a shining, promising solar market that will be a lot more difficult to crack.
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Suniva Supplies 1.1 MW Of Modules For Solar Power Project In Mexico

Georgia-based Suniva Inc. has shipped 1.1 MW of its Optimus photovoltaic modules for use in an aircraft maintenance facility in Queretaro, Mexico.

The commercial solar project, owned by Delta TechOps - a joint venture of Delta Air Lines and Grupo Aeromexico - will consist of a modular solar parking canopy system at Aeropuerto Intercontinental de Queretaro. Upon completion, the 3,240 Suniva solar modules are expected to generate approximately 1.4 GWh of solar electricity annually.

The Suniva canopy system will be designed by Intragreen, a subsidiary Queretaro-based Grupo Metal Intra (GMI). The canopy system will incorporate equipment from Cantsink Manufacturing Inc., Shoals Technologies Group and SMA Solar Technology as part of an Export Import Bank-financed export credit project for GMI.

Intragreen is providing the engineering, procurement and construction services, and Suniva is performing systems design and commissioning support. Shipments of the balance-of-system components will occur through January, and the project is scheduled to be completed in the second quarter of the year..

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Enel Green Power: work begins on new wind farm in Mexico | REVE

Enel Green Power: work begins on new wind farm in Mexico | REVE | Renewables Mexico | Scoop.it

Enel Green Power has begun construction works on the new Dominica I wind farm in Mexico.

 

The plant, located in the municipality of Charcas and owned by Dominica Energía Limpia S. de R.L., a subsidiary of Enel Green Power Mexico S. de R.L. de C.V. (formerly known as Impulsora Nacional de Electricidad S. de R.L. de C.V.) is the first wind farm located in the state of San Luis Potosí and will be composed of 50 turbines (2 MW each) for a total installed capacity of 100 MW.

 

Once up and running, the Dominica I plant, which will be completed and enter operation in the second half of 2014, will be able to generate up to 260 GWh per year.

 

The construction of the wind farm, in line with the growth targets set out in Enel Green Power’s 2013-2017 business plan, requires a total investment of approximately 196 million US dollars, financed through the Enel Green Power Group’s own sources.

 

The project is supported by two long-term agreements to supply energy, or PPAs, for a total value of around 485 million US dollars.

Enel Green Power currently has an installed capacity of about 197 MW in Mexico, 144 MW of which from wind power and 53 MW from hydroelectric sources.


Enel Green Power is the Enel Group company fully dedicated to the development and management of renewable energy sources at the international level, with operations in Europe and the Americas. The company generated more than 25 billion kWh in 2012 from water, sun, wind and the Earth’s heat – enough to meet the energy needs of approx. 10 million households and avoid the emission of over 18 million tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere. Enel Green Power is a world leader in the sector thanks to its well-balanced generation mix, providing generation volumes well over the sector average. The company has an installed capacity of approximately 8,700 MW from a mix of sources including wind, solar, hydroelectric, geothermal, and biomass. Currently, the company has approximately 740 plants operating in 16 countries in Europe and the Americas.

 

In Latin America, Enel Green Power currently runs renewable energy plants in Mexico, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Panama, Chile and Brazil, with a total installed capacity of 990 MW as of today. Specifically, in the wind sector the company has 24 MW of installed wind capacity in Costa Rica, 144 MW in Mexico and 90 MW in Chile. Enel Green Power is also constructing 9 wind farms of which 2 in Mexico for more than 200 MW, 2 in Chile for an overall 189 MW and 5 in Brazil for a total of 283 MW. With its century-long experience in the field of geothermal energy, Enel Green Power is also developing new opportunities in this sector. In Chile, in particular, the company is exploring several concessions with a potential capacity exceeding 100 MW.


Additionally, in Latin America, operating through Endesa and its subsidiaries in five countries, the Enel Group is the largest private-sector operator, with approx. 16 GW of installed capacity and serving some 14 million customers.

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SENER fortalecerá el uso de la geotermia mediante la implantación de 5 medidas, México | Piensa en Geotermia - Geothermal Energy News

SENER fortalecerá el uso de la geotermia mediante la implantación de 5 medidas, México | Piensa en Geotermia - Geothermal Energy News | Renewables Mexico | Scoop.it
El secretario de energía de México, Licenciado Pedro Joaquín Coldwell, dio a conocer en el “Foro Internacional sobre Energía Geotérmica” cinco iniciativas que podrían suponer un vuelco total en el desarrollo de la geotermia en México.
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We're excited to announce that MIREC2014 will feature an entire stream about Geothermal technology!

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pv magazine Latinoamérica : Solar Coahuila planea iniciar obras de 20 MW en 2014

Bajo la modalidad de autoabastecimiento, el "Parque Solar Coahuila" prodría construirse y ponerse en operación en el segundo semestre del año próximo. La inversión para este proyecto asciende a unos 600 millones de pesos.
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Mexican regulator greenlights four solar projects - BNamericas

Mexican regulator greenlights four solar projects - BNamericas | Renewables Mexico | Scoop.it

Mexican energy regulator CRE has granted small producer permits to four solar PV projects, according to the watchdog's project registry.

Local firm Sonnergía received a permit for a 30MW solar park near Caborca, Sonora state, which expects to generate 75GWh/y.

Construction is planned to take place in four phases, the first two of which are scheduled to begin in October and come online in May 2014; phases three and four are expected online in November 2014 and May 2015, respectively.

Local developer Sol de Insurgentes received a permit for a 27.2MW solar installation in Comondú municipality of Baja California Sur state.

The project, which expects to generate 75GWh/y, began construction in August and expects to be commercially operational by May 2014.

And Mexican downstream energy firm Grupo Baz received permits for two wind parks. The 21.5MW Santo Domingo solar PV project is planned near the city of the same name in Baja California Sur's Comondú municipality with annual output of 47.8GWh.

Work on the project is set to begin in October and the full 21.5MW should be operational by April 2014.

Baz's 13MW El Triunfo solar park is planned near the city of the same name in Baja California Sur's La Paz municipality with annual output of 28.9GWh. Work is also scheduled to start this month and completed by April 2014.

Under the small producer modality projects may have capacity up to 30MW and all power is sold directly to national utility CFE.

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Energías renovables en El Salvador: se instalarán 40 MW de eólica y 60 MW de energía solar fotovoltaica | REVE - Revista Eólica y del Vehículo Eléctrico

La potencia que se espera contratar ha sido dividida en 40 MW generados con proyectos de energía eólica, y 60 MW con proyectos que produzcan energía solar fotovoltaica

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Mexico set to invest in 30MW solar plant

Mexico set to invest in 30MW solar plant | Renewables Mexico | Scoop.it

The Mexican Environment Ministry has confirmed it is in talks with an unnamed company to sign a power purchase agreement (PPA) that would support a new 30MW power plant.

 

Córdoba Ariel Wilson, director general of energy at the ministry (SEMARNAT), said the government was in the third round of talks with the company over a 25-year PPA for the project in the state of Tabasco.

 

"This farm will be Mexican-funded with German technology and is intended to be the largest photovoltaic farm in Latin America with a capacity of 30MW," he said.

 

Wilson also revealed that the power company involved in the talks had offered to donate the solar farm to the state of Tabasco at the end of the 25-year agreement free of charge.

 

The cost of the project is MXN1.2 billion (US$91.2 million) and it is estimated that it could be online before the end of 2014.

No further details on the manufacturers involved with the project have been provided.

 

A number of large solar farms are proposed in Latin America with several 100MW-plus developments mooted in Chile.

 

Solar has been hotly tipped in several Latin American countries but infrastructure and regulatory challenges remain.

 

Brazil recently announced solar projects would be eligible for the next round of its renewable energy auctions.

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Mexican government to present energy reform next week

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto said on Aug. 1 his administration will present a reform plan for energy giant Pemex next week, setting the stage for a major debate over the state monopoly’s future.

 

Overhauling Petróleos de México, known by its acronym Pemex, is one of the most politically sensitive reforms being pushed by Peña Nieto since he took office eight months ago.

 

“The government will present in the coming days, I expect next week, my initiative on this issue,” Peña Nieto told Radio Fórmula from a hospital room, a day after he underwent a successful surgery to remove a benign thyroid nodule.

 

Peña Nieto did not provide details, but he said the reform aims to “increase productivity and competitiveness, generate jobs and secure cheaper energy” for Mexicans and companies.

 

 

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México tiene como objetivo aumentar la generación de energía renovable para buscar una mayor competitividad.

México tiene como objetivo aumentar la generación de energía renovable para buscar una mayor competitividad. | Renewables Mexico | Scoop.it
Información de actualidad y oportunidades de negocio para la energía solar fotovoltaica, térmica y renovables. Autoconsumo y eficiencia del nuevo modelo energético.

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KW15 | Massachusetts companies selected for 30 MW solar PV plant in Mexico - SolarServer

KW15 | Massachusetts companies selected for 30 MW solar PV plant in Mexico - SolarServer | Renewables Mexico | Scoop.it

Three companies from the U.S. state of Massachusetts will participate in a 30 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) project in Mexico. The ZacSol PV project in the Mexican state of Zacatecas has been announced as part of an “innovation partnership” between Mexico and the U.S. state.

Solectria Renewables LLC (Lawrence, Massachusetts, U.S.) will supply inverters to the project, while the Vertex Companies Inc. (Weymouth, Massachusetts, U.S.) will lead permitting and construction management. Panel Claw (North Andover, Massachusetts, U.S.) will supply components to the ZacSol plant.

“I congratulate VERTEX, Panel Claw and Solectria on this historic agreement that will bring economic growth to Massachusetts while fostering the global clean energy economy,” said Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick.

“We have opened up the doors of Massachusetts to the world, and today Massachusetts companies are competing on the international stage and winning.”

CFE to buy power

Mexican partners for the ZacSol project include Constructora e Inmobiliaria Zacatecana SA de CV and Grupo Domos Internacional SA de CV (Monterrey, Mexico). The project has not received final approval.

Mexican state utility Federal Electricity Commission (CFE, Mexico City) will purchase the electricity generated by the ZacSol plant.

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México, al borde de un ‘boom’ en energía solar

México, al borde de un ‘boom’ en energía solar | Renewables Mexico | Scoop.it

México es un país con muchos recursos para el desarrollo de la energía solar. La radiación solar promedio en México supera en un 60 por ciento a la de Alemania, el mayor mercado del mundo en energía solar. Este potencial atrae a muchos inversores que permiten que la industria solar comience a despegar definitivamente.

 

Las regiones más soleadas de México se encuentran en el norte del país. Y es precisamente ahí donde las empresas locales y extranjeras han acumulado permisos iniciales para la puesta en marcha de plantas de energía solar de 215 megavatios.

 

Según datos de Bloomberg New Energy Finance, México espera completar este año proyectos de energía solar a gran escala de hasta 70 megavatios. Para 2014, la cifra aumenta a 125 megavatios, mientras que la energía solar en 2015 llegará a 120 megavatios más. El Ministerio de Energía pronostica que México alcance la capacidad solar en 2.170 megavatios a finales de la década. El ‘boom’ solar en México no ha hecho más que empezar.


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Obtenga toda la información y los contactos necesarios para avanzar en sus proyectos de Energía Solar en México participando en el MIREC 2014, la cumbre más importante en el sector de renovables de todo México. Visite www.mirec2014.com para más información o póngase en contacto directamente.

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Iberdrola apuesta a México - CNN Expansión

Iberdrola apuesta a México - CNN Expansión | Renewables Mexico | Scoop.it

Una de las mayores felicitaciones que recibió el presidente de México, Enrique Peña Nieto, durante la reunión a puerta cerrada que tuvo con empresarios en el marco del Foro Económico Mundial en Davos fue la del CEO de Iberdrola, Ignacio Sánchez Galán.

 

El ejecutivo de una de las principales empresas de energía del mundo dijo que las acciones emprendidas por el actual Gobierno de México y las reformas aprobadas por el Congreso se aprecian más en el extranjero que en al interior del país.

 

En la reunión a la que según nuestras fuentes acudieron los directores y ejecutivos de 70 multinacionales, el CEO de Iberdrola destacó que México está viviendo una “revolución silenciosa” que lleva a la compañía española a invertir unos 1,500 millones de dólares y que en breve podría anunciar un paquete de inversión de entre 5,000 y 7,000 millones de dólares para los próximos años.

 

De hecho en esta reunión hubo alrededor de 10 reconocimientos a la gestión de Peña Nieto, quién no sólo destacó el potencial de las reformas aprobadas el año pasado, sino que incluyó el futuro de nuevos proyectos como los de la conexión en la zona metropolitana de la Ciudad de México y los trenes en la península de Yucatán y el proyecto de Toluca-Guadalajara.

 

Tan sólo Javier López, consejero de la constructora española OHL, dijo que en el extranjero hay una mejor percepción de México que en el interior.

 

Los funcionarios mexicanos dicen en los pasillos, que esta es una de las mejores y efectivas reuniones que han tendió con el sector empresarial del mundo desde que inició la actual administración, el tiempo los dirá.

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A Bright Future for Alternative Energy in Mexico | MEXICAN LAW BLOG

A Bright Future for Alternative Energy in Mexico | MEXICAN LAW BLOG | Renewables Mexico | Scoop.it

espite Mexico’s potential oil boom in the light of its latest energy reforms and the newly approved Hydrocarbons Transboundary Agreement with the U.S., the country remains invested in its alternative energy resources. Currently, only 7% of Mexico’s energy is from renewable sources. Biomass is in the lead with 3.8%, followed by Geothermal at 1.6% and Hydropower at 1.4%. Finally, solar and wind energy sources are 0.1%.

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Get a full idea of the potential of renewables in Mexico at MIREC2014 (www.mirec2014.com)

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Great info for Mexican alternative energy.

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Enel secures $300 million for Latin American push | Windpower Monthly

Enel secures $300 million for Latin American push | Windpower Monthly | Renewables Mexico | Scoop.it
Read Enel secures $300 million for Latin American push and other wind energy news & analysis on Windpower Monthly
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The two $150 million loans from the Spanish bank have been agreed by Enel's subsidiaries in the Latin American countries.

 

In Chile, the company said it is exploring several concessions with a potential capacity exceeding 100MW.

 

Enel did not specify its plans in Mexico, but has previously said it intends to add around 200MW of wind capacity in the country before 2016.

 

As Enel's home market of Italy continued to flounder, the company announced a long term plans in 2012 to target wind opportunities in Brazil, Chile and Mexico.

 

The firm said it would invest roughly €6.1 billion to add 4.5GW of new capacity, 38% of which should come from emerging markets between 2012 and 2016.

 

In wind energy — which will account for 57% of all investments in the period — this means projects in Brazil, Chile, Mexico and Morocco.

On top of this, the company has identified the potential for the development of 1GW of wind projects in Peru, with Columbia also on Enel's radar.

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Brazil energy auction to feature 3.5GW of solar and 16.42GW of wind power - Renewable Energy Magazine, at the heart of clean energy journalism

Brazil energy auction to feature 3.5GW of solar and 16.42GW of wind power - Renewable Energy Magazine, at the heart of clean energy journalism | Renewables Mexico | Scoop.it
Brazil energy auction to feature 3.5GW of solar and 16.42GW of wind power - Renewable Energy Magazine, at the heart of clean energy journalism
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Make sure you join us at SPG Brasil (www.spgbrasil.com) to hear all about the upcoming A-5 auction

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PRO MEXICO

PRO MEXICO | Renewables Mexico | Scoop.it

Legal reforms underway in Mexico will open new opportunities for private investment in the renewable energy sector.

Mexico faces the double challenge of ensuring the energy resources to satisfy an increasing demand for electricity and other fuels and meeting the goals of greenhouse gas emission (GHG) reduction. According to official data presented in the National Energy Strategy 2013-2027, between 2003 and 2012, proven oil reserves decreased by 31% while probable reserves decreased by 27%. Between 2000 and 2011, energy consumption in Mexico increased at an annual average rate of 2%, higher than the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), while primary energy production decreased at an annual rate of 0.3%. Should these trends continue in both energy consumption and production, Mexico could have a structural energy deficit by 2020.

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Could Mexico be at the start of a solar boom?

Could Mexico be at the start of a solar boom? | Renewables Mexico | Scoop.it
Mexico is not the first country people usually think of when talking of clean energy, but it has ambitious plans to generate 35% of its energy from clean sources by 2026.
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What do you think?

Marissa Roy's curator insight, October 15, 2013 10:16 AM

Incentives by the government are playing a big role in companies using solar power. Mexico is not the first place people think of when they say "clean energy", but it would certainly improve the environment and the living conditions for the people around.

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Eólica y energías renovables: nuevo parque eólico con aerogeneradores de Impsa y NRG en Argentina | REVE - Revista Eólica y del Vehículo Eléctrico

Eólica y energías renovables: nuevo parque eólico con aerogeneradores de Impsa y NRG en Argentina | REVE - Revista Eólica y del Vehículo Eléctrico | Renewables Mexico | Scoop.it

El primer parque eólico de la empresa pública Vientos de la Patagonia, creada en 2006 por la empresa estatal ENARSA (80%) y el gobierno de la provincia de Chubut (20%), inicio la comercialización en el Mercado Eléctrico Mayorista (MEM) de la energía que genera.

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Mexico City wants solar public lighting - BNamericas

Mexico City wants solar public lighting - BNamericas | Renewables Mexico | Scoop.it
Mexico City should be using solar PV to power public lighting in order to cut exorbitant power costs, representative from the leftist PRD party Alejandro...
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Volkswagen de Mexico Agrees To Power Two Plants With Wind Energy

Volkswagen de Mexico Agrees To Power Two Plants With Wind Energy | Renewables Mexico | Scoop.it

Volkswagen de Mexico plans to power two automotive and engine plants with the output from a nearby 180 MW wind farm being planned in La Bufa, in the Mexican state of Zacatecas.

The automaker and Mexico Power Group signed an agreement for the yearly supply of 290 GWh of renewable energy, which, according to Volkswagen, will supply 60% of power requirements at the factories beginning in September 2014.

Volkswagen notes that the initiative is part of its "Think Blue" factory strategy, which calls for a 25% reduction of its global environmental footprint by 2018. In addition to energy savings and the reduction of the CO2 generated in its production processes, the company intends to reduce water consumption, emissions and industrial wastes.

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EDF unit commissions wind power project in Mexico

EDF unit commissions wind power project in Mexico | Renewables Mexico | Scoop.it

EDF Mexico, a unit of EDF Energies Nouvelles, brought to commercial operation the 164 MW Bii Stinu Wind Project. Mitsui & Co., through MIT Renewables Mexico, (MITRE Mexico), holds 50 percent of the common stock of Eoliatec del Istmo who owns the Bii Stinu Wind Project.

 

Located in Juchitan, in southeast Oaxaca, Bii Stinu is comprised of 82 Gamesa G80 turbines. Power generated from the project will be delivered to various entities of five major private-sector corporations, based on power purchase agreements for 15 years.

 

Purchasing companies include: Arcelor Mittal Steel Lazaro Cardenas, Walmart Mexico, Grupo Modelo, Grupo Herdez, Continental Automotive Guadalajara.

EDF EN Mexico has now placed into service 231.5 MW of gross wind capacity with 160 MW in active construction.

 

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