Mexico and Zuma Energía set a new wind energy milestone for the energy transition. Pedro Joaquín Coldwell, incumbent Minister of Energy, met with Rocío Nahle, incoming Minister of Energy, who also met with Rick Perry, US Minister of Energy. Siemens is also interested in supporting the Mexican energy transition, while Vestas warns that costs may rise due to US metal tariffs.

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NATIONAL

The biggest wind park in Mexico, located in Tamaulipas, started operations by switching on 424MWs. Zuma Energía is the developer of the Reynosa wind park. Once finished, it will be the biggest one in Latin America.

Pedro Joaquín Coldwell, Minister of Energy, was present at the signature of the collaboration agreement between INEEL and Siemens. The agreement aims towards supporting the development of technologies for use in a new energy market that include smart grids and digitalization.

Coldwell also met with Rocío Nahle, the incoming Minister of Energy. The objective of the meeting was to start the transition of the Ministry of Energy team. Nahle also met with Rick Perry, US Minister of Energy, to discuss energy matters and how to continue the strong partnership between both countries.

Elected President Andres Manuel López Obrador promised to support the development of science, technology and innovation in its government. During the closure of the robotic olympics F1RST Global he also highlighted the importance of researching and working on clean and renewable energies which are “the future for our country and the world.”

The Mexican Institute of Private Public Associations is working, together with some of CFE’s subsidiaries, on business models that would allow CFE to partner up with the private industry and modernize and build more infrastructure.

 

 

INTERNATIONAL

Trump signed a military funding bill that includes a focus on energy and climate security. The bill includes the need of protecting bases from floods, storms and energy supply disruption from climate change.

US DOE awarded US$38 million in funds to support 28 projects focused on new hydrogen and fuel cell technologies.

Marine energy developer Minesto completed the initial commissioning sea trials of its subsea kite technology Deep Green off the coast of Holyhead. With the trial a set of functionalities were tested.

Energy giant Vestas warns of rising costs due to US metal tariffs. “We are a global company, present in 70 markets with a global supply chain, and of course trade barriers and tariffs is a negative for any global company, and so also for Vestas,” said Anders Runevad, Vestas CEO, to CNBC during an interview.

 

 

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