SENER Publishes Energy Sector ProgramBy Cas Biekmann | Thu, 07/09/2020 - 15:47
In Mexico, distributed generation grew by 40 percent 2019, a trend that is likely to continue. SENER published its 2020-2024 program for the energy sector. Internationally, Atlas Renewable aims for Brazilian expansion.
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Distributed Generation Grew 40 Percent in 2019
According to official CRE numbers regarding small and medium-scale interconnection contracts for distributed generation in 2019, distributed generation grew 40 percent. Growth from 692MW to 975MW was possible due to an increase in Mexican homes that had solar panels installed on their roof, reported Energía Hoy. The trend is expected to continue, going from 975MW at the end of 2019 to 3,201GW in the next four years. In its expansion, it will be adopted by almost half a million users throughout the country.
SENER Publishes Energy Sector Program 2020-2024
Today, SENER published its 2020-2024 program for the energy sector. The document, which can be found in the official Gazette of the Federation (DOF), states the main goals to be achieved within this timeframe: “The rescue and promotion of the energy sector to achieve energy self-sufficiency, as a necessary condition for energy security and national sovereignty.” The program has the particular objective of strengthening PEMEX and CFE as public companies with a social function, suppressing irrational and shabby policies. Most plans and actions mentioned in the document are subject to this larger purpose, writes Energía a Debate.
Siemens Announces Energy Venture
German multinational heavyweight Siemens made the decision to spinoff a new company to be called Siemens Energy. In Mexico, the company’s arm will be headed by José Aparicio, reported El Finaciero. Aparicio will be in charge of other markets such as Central America and the Caribbean, reported El Financiero.
Heineken Partners with Enel for 10-Year Clean-Energy Contract
Beer producer Heineken has partnered with Enel to sign a contract to provide 100 percent renewable energy for 10 years to its brewery in Meoqui, Chihuahua. A report by Energía Limpia XXI shows that the brewery will be supplied with 28.8GWh of renewable energy per year.
1GW of Trina Solar’s Assets Purchased by TGP Funds
Renewables Now has reported that global alternative asset managing fund TGP has purchased 1GW of assets from Chinese solar panel producer Trina Solar. The assets, located in Spain, Chile, Colombia and Mexico, have been collected together into a new entity: Matrix Renewables. The cost of this transaction has not been disclosed so far.
Atlas Renewable Energy Plans to Double Brazilian Portfolio Within Three Years
In an interview with Reuters Brazil, Renewables Now reported that Atlas Renewable CEO Luis Pina said the company aims to double its current operational portfolio of 400MW that stem from photovoltaic parks. Instead of developing further projects, Atlas would like to buy projects from competitors struggling with the effects of the ongoing pandemic, which has hit Brazil especially hard.