Capstone Green Energy Helps Consolidate Mexico’s Green EnergiesBy Antonio Trujillo | Thu, 09/30/2021 - 12:06
Capstone Green Energy is contributing to the Mexican energy sector by way of increased commerce and a new shipment of a microturbine system.
The Los Angeles-based corporation, a renowned leader in the carbon reduction manufacturing efforts and a “on-site resilient green energy solutions” leader, announced Wednesday they had secured, via their subsidiary in Mexico DTC Ecoenergía, an order for a 5-bay C800 Signature Series microturbine system, primarily destined to contribute to Mexico´s green alternatives to energy and power generation.
Alejandro Muñoz, President of DTC Ecoenergía, commented that “the demand for high-efficiency cogeneration in Mexico is rapidly growing, due in part to the increase in energy demand and the tightening of environmental policies.” The sale is expected to increase Capstone’s fleet in Mexico to 68 Megawatts. When added to DTC’s 58 percent installed fleet, it reflects “a growing need for reliable, cost-effective energy generation in the country,” according to the company.
“The solution offered by DTC through Capstone has had a positive reception by the Mexican market, due to its efficiency in reducing polluting emissions, as well as its performance in reducing energy costs,” said Muñoz. In fact, according to data released by the Mexican National Electrical System Development Program (PRODESEN), the country’s installed power generation capacity reached 89,479 MW in April 2021, an increase of 7.6 percent compared to 2020.
Currently, only about 35.5 percent of power generation capacity in the country comes from clean energy sources, including, as pointed out by the data, nuclear and efficient cogeneration. As highlighted by Capstone in their press release, “one of the core challenges faced by the manufacturing industry is the need for highly reliable energy solutions that not only reduce operation costs and increase reliability, but also support sustainability goals.” The company’s C800S microturbine is designed with the specific purpose of providing reliable energy generation full time and also “continuous electrical power and thermal energy for processes and operations.”
Furthermore, Darren Jamison, President and Chief Executive Office of Capstone, said “this is an important inflection point for energy companies like Capstone Green Energy that can provide innovative, reliable, distributed power solutions.” Looking onwards, he added, a top priority for Capstone is offering their customers products and systems that are keen on lowering emissions and, most importantly, support environmental goals.
Mexico, Latin America’s second largest economy and a regional leader for renewable energies, is an attractive country for these types of investments, as reported by MBN. Distributed generation is making big waves in the country, and multinational companies, ranging from Chinese to American, are beginning to increase their attention on the nascent consumer market.