As part of a growing culture of sustainability and renewable energy, energy activity in Mexico in 2012 was highlighted by a boost of wind projects in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec.
During the last federal administration, which ended on November 30, highlighted the launch of the new National Energy Strategy (ENE) from 2012 to 2026, in which it is proposed that 35 percent of the country's energy source is sustainable.
As a result, Mexico closed the year with a portfolio of renewable energy equivalent to 600 million dollars in several stages, according to ProMéxico.
This made it possible to frequent Expos and conventions on the subject that took place in the country, as 'Mexican International Renewable Energy Congress', amongst others.
For now, during the last federal administration, wind power was the most support received, it went from a capacity of three megawatts (MW) to 300 MW thousand in early November, a figure that could reach an estimated two thousand MW at the end of 2012.
In particular, in the year to the most important investment was the wind field Oaxaca II, III and IV, by Acciona, which added to the complex Eurus represent about 65 percent of the installed wind capacity in the country .
In sum, according to data from Acciona, all fields operated by the Spanish company has an installed capacity of 556.5 MW, with the commissioning of 204 1.5 MW wind turbines that were added to the existing field Eurus.
Also independently Bimbo companies like Nestlé and raided the farm of wind farms for generation of electricity they consume, so that just over 85 percent of its electricity is generated by wind.
According to the Initiative for Renewable Energy Development in Mexico, published last November, wind power stands as the greatest potential offers 50 Gigawatts with load factors above 20 percent.
Such data, which can be found in the above paragraph lead in Wind Energy, has been found by the Electric Power Research Institute, Vestas and the National Renewable Energy Centre of Spain.
Given the projected costs of wind power, raised in that initiative and that will be the challenge to assume for the new administration, we propose the development of a National Plan that allows the use of 12 GW wind by 2020.
The use of 12 GW wind competitive would impact the Bruno domestic product (GDP) of 167 billion pesos, equivalent to 1.1 percent of GDP in 2011 and the creation of 48,000 jobs directly or indirectly.
Moreover, solar energy could provide a growth in the first months of 2013 because there is a greater number of companies interested in investing in this energy source in the country.
According to ProMéxico, the country has one of the most exploitable insolation conditions in the world, especially in the Northeast, where there is a high potential to be almost no cloudy days, which adds to the fact that the cost of technology is falling, making this increasingly profitable source.
For now there is a deal for the French company Heliotrop build a solar power pilot in Sonora with funding of 620,000 euros, equivalent to approximately 10.4 million pesos.
According to the announcement by the CEO of Heliotrop, Bellavoine Pal, the project started with a phase of industrial development on which construction takes place, for summer 2013, a demonstrator module 30 kilowatts / hour ( kWh)
For now there is a call made by the National Solar Energy Association (ANES) to the incoming administration to trigger and promote the use of renewable energies like solar.
This will include proposals to encourage the use of more and more solar systems is to establish a financial interest with a range of 13 to 15 percent annually, with a down payment of 25 percent and would encourage the use of this source alternative energy.