– México to build 40 solar power plants and 25 wind farms under Energy Reform

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CLIMATE CHANGE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT / CLEAN ENERGY XXI. Mexico plans to increase renewable energy generation during the next three years. The México Secretary of Energy Pedro J. Codwell said that with 3 completed power auctions, in the next three years, 65 new power plants will be built including 40 solar plants and 25 wind farms, with an estimated investment of 8,6 billion dollars. The prices obtained are among the lowest recently in the world, with offers that reached in the last bid, the 17.7 dollars per megawatt hour for wind and 19.7 dollars for solar power generation.
Clean Energy XXi highlights that in 2015 there were 37 wind farms and the country in 2017 increased to 46 and 2021 are projected 66. That is to say that the Energy Reform guarantees cleaner electricity, generates jobs and boosts the economy.
In the case of solar, the average growth of installed capacity is 35 percent, Mexico is growing 110 percent, we have gone from nine parks in 2015 to 23 in 2017 and the auctions will allow the country to arrive in the 2021 to 68, the auctions that we are doing now, the three already carried out and the fourth that is under construction “informed the Holder of the energy branch.
It should be noted that the solar and wind industry are showing a renewed dynamism, the global average in 2016-2017 of wind energy growth was 10 percent. In Mexico we are growing at 25 percent.
Also, Joaquín Coldwell stressed that there is a specialized human resources development program, which through the sector funds of sustainability and hydrocarbons SENER and the National Council of Science and Technology, to date have granted 2 thousand 824 scholarships to the realization of postgraduate courses, focused on technical programs and administrative, legal, economic-financial areas, among others.
On the other hand he added that in terms of energy, the country is not to look back, we must go to the future. Beyond ideological dogmas, one should be more pragmatic in order not to return to a model of the 60’s or 70’s, and this will eventually be reflected in diminishing returns. “Let’s look to the future and have an offer of future energy candidates for citizens,” said Coldwell.

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