Mexico

Goals

According to CFE’s numbers, the productive enterprise of the state interconnected 20,000 homes and businesses that started producing their own electricity using solar energy. With this number, the total amount of CFE’s interconnections raises to 50,000.

The Ministry of Energy published the Natural Gas Storage Public Policy, established by CENACE, where it mentions the obligation of reaching a national strategic inventory worth of five days of consumption (or 45bcf) by 2026.

Projects

Univergy, the Spanish-Japanese company, announced that it will develop a PV project in Sonora of 123MW awarded to Canadian Solar in the third long-term electricity auction.

International

Goals

According to Fraunhofer ISE experts, PV’s LCOE ranges between €0.0371 and 0.1154 per kWh in Germany, making it cheaper than lignite-fired power plants as their LCOE ranges between €0.0459 and 0.079 per kWh.

The Colombian Ministry of Mines and Energy emitted a decree allowing renewables to have long-term energy generation contracts under a new and complementary mechanism added to the ones already existing in its wholesale electricity market.

Scotland got 68.1 percent of its electricity consumption covered by renewable sources during 2017, an increase of 26 percent compared to 2016’s numbers.

New Technologies

EDF announced its Electricity Storage Plan to become an European leader by 2035. The storage considers 10GW of further storage to be developed, on top of the 5GW already operated by EDF, representing an investment of €8 billion.

Vestas and EDPR installed a new wind and PV hybrid demonstrator in Cadiz. The hybrid demonstrator is a combination of an existing Vestas’ turbine and a new solar PV system. The PV power is fed to the turbine as direct current, which is then converted and transformed by the turbine’s ad-hoc modified power conversion system in order to export the power to the grid.

ITM Power, in a consortium with Shell, Toyota, Honda and Hyundai received a funding of £8.8 million from UK’s Department of Transport to improve access to an expanded network of hydrogen refueling stations to support the continued roll out of hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles in the UK.

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