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Trendsetting Yucatan plans increased production and usage of clean energy

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“The objective is that in Mexico, by the year 2024, 35% of the total of its electricity generation comes from a clean source,” said the federal deputy Pablo Gamboa Miner…

MERIDA — When meeting with representatives of the construction sector, the delegate of the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (Semarnat) in Yucatan, Carlos Berlín Montero, explained that “the investments made in works that generate clean energy must serve to change the lives of the people and allow these resources to reach all the families of the state.”

Yucatán to be hub of renewable energy in México Photo: PennEnergy

Speaking to the coordinators of the event, Alfonso A. González Fernández, of the Federation of Civil Engineers of the Mexican Republic, and Carlos Ramírez Aguilar, of the Mexican Association of the Construction Industry (AMIC), the Yucatán delegation, as well as the builders, Berlin Montero referred to investments in clean energy and said that “we require that when these investments come, they interact with what we have here; here we have very good builders, very good companies, but above all people committed to the state.”

“As a delegate of Semarnat,” he added, “we are helping to establish these large wind and photovoltaic parks in the state, which will change the reality from the environmental point of view, as one of the factors that contribute the most and accelerate climate change is electricity because it is still produced in the large power plants that are heating the planet, producing greenhouse gases. The more they work, the more gases they generate.”

“We should be proud because Yucatan is going to be the first state in the country, and maybe in Latin America, which will be 100% self-sufficient in energy, but it is also pure clean energy,” he said.

According to a statement, the delegate of Semarnat explained that “among those natural resources that we have and we are proud of is the geographical condition of the Peninsula, because we enjoy many hours of sunlight and great wind capacity.”

In a related development, Benigno Villareal del Río, CEO of Viva Energía in a meeting with Pablo Gamboa Miner, federal deputy of the state, assured that the megawatts that will be produced in the wind farm of Dzilam de Bravo, next year, will be injected into the peninsular regional electricity system.

According to a statement, Villareal del Río said that at the end of the first quarter of 2018, the first production tests will be carried out, while the commercial operation would begin in the summer of that same year.


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