On Oct. 18, Enel Green Power officially announced its entry as a qualified supplier in Mexico’s energy trading sector through its Enel Energía México Subsidiary.
The governments of Colima, MX and California, US, signed a MoU on Oct. 19 during a visit of Colima’s government representatives to California’s governor, Jerry Brown. The memorandum outlines bilateral efforts to foster solar energy and electric public transportation, among other projects.
Grupo BMV, Mexico’s Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources and MÉXICO2: Plataforma Mexicana de Carbono, officially launched on Oct. 20 the Carbon Market through a system that replicates the components of an emission trading system, after running several simulations in the first weeks of October.
Ventus has officially become the first private trader of electricity in Argentina’s electricity market on Oct. 18 after signing a contract with CAMMESA in September, making it the first Uruguayan company trading energy outside of its national boundaries.
S&P Dow Jones Indices, International Finance Corporation, RobecoSAM and the Exchanges of the Mercado Integrado Latinoamericano (MILA) announced on Oct. 18 the launch of the Dow Jones Sustainability MILA Pacific Alliance Index (DJSI MILA Pacific Alliance). The DJSI MILA Pacific Alliance is the first index of its kind in the region and is part of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) family of indexes. MILA is composed by the Pacific Alliance members’ stock exchanges, representing 42 companies in total, 12 of which are Mexican, such as Fibra Uno and Prologis.
Amazon christened its Texas 253MW wind farm on Oct. 19. It is the e-commerce giant’s largest wind farm to date, compared to its other 18 wind farms. One hundred turbines capable of adding more than 1,000 GWh of clean energy to the grid each year. Amazon announced it was a key element of its long-term sustainability efforts, including solar farms, green rooftops, the District Energy Project and other wind farms. The company expects to develop and launch an additional 35 renewable energy related-projects.