As CENACE announces the incorporation of 12.4 GW to the grid during 1H19, Francisco Cabeza de Vaca, governor of Tamaulipas, wants to boost energy investments from Texas in Tamaulipas and ASOLMEX aims to duplicate the distributed generation threshold from 0.5 to 1MW. While IPN and CINVESTAV developed a new turbine for residential use, O-Wind won the James Dyson Foundation award for becoming the first truly-omnidirectional, single-axis wind turbine. Sony plans to go full renewable, Google gets closer to that goal by 190MW and California aims to run full carbon-neutral by 2045.

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NATIONAL

During a networking cocktail organized byMexico Energy Review and Mexico Business Events and sponsored by Envision and Vive Energía, industry experts, development banking representatives, private off-takers and government officials gathered in a panel to discuss what is in store for Mexico’s new energy model for 2018-24. Get to know more about the insights shared by Erick Hernández, Partner at Greenberg Traurig, Martín García, Sustainability Manager of Cinepolis, Gabriela Larenas Ruiz, Sustainable Projects Director at NAFIN, Leonardo Beltrán, Deputy Minister of Planning and Energy Transition at the Ministry of Energy and Moderator Jordy Herrera, Former Minister of Energy in this blog.

CENACE announced that during 1H19 it is planned that 12.429GW of new power generation will go into the grid. Of that capacity 6.38GW will be from renewable energy and the rest from internal combustion, turbogas, biogas and combined cycle. The addition to the grid will be with 84 new generation facilities.

 

 

During a meeting with the Commerce Chamber of San Antonio, Texas, Tamaulipas governor, Francisco Cabeza de Vaca, mentioned the advantages of investing in wind energy and conventional and unconventional resources production. He highlighted the experience and technologies that Texas industry players have to offer to Tamaulipas.

ASOLMEX aims to duplicate the allowance to distributed generaWtion capacity limit from 0.5MW to 1MW, as it considers the actual limit “restrictive.”

ACCIONA Industrial will build the 306MW Mesa la Paz wind farm for the EnerAB consortium in the town of Llera de Canales, Tamaulipas. ACCIONA will be in charge of the Balance of Plant, while Vestas will supply the turbines.

 

 

IPN and CINVESTAV developed a new turbine for residential use. It has a double-blade design and is capable of producing 800W at velocities of 12-15m/s.

 

INTERNATIONAL

Sony announced that it has joined the RE100 initiative. This means that the company now aims to use 100 percent of renewable electricity for all of its business sites by 2040.

California’s governor has signed a bill on Monday that puts the American state on the ambitious path to consume 100 percent of clean electricity by 2045. He also signed an executive order for California to become a carbon-neutral economy by 2045.

Google signed a PPA worth of 190MW in Finland. The agreement to get the electricity from three wind farms puts the company closer to its goal of getting 100 percent of its energy from renewable sources.

 

 

Wind energy capacity is set to grow on average 17GW a year up to 2022 in Europe. If achieved, Europe would reach 258GW of installed capacity by 2022.

O-Wind turbine, a truly-omnidirectional, single-axis wind turbine especially suitable for apartment buildings facing chaotic winds in urban environments became UK’s winner of the James Dyson Foundation award.

 

Cardboard prototype being tested in a real scenario at the Morecambe Bay, UK. Photo taken from The James Dyson Award

 

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