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Yucatan optimistic about Clean Energy future

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“In the coming years, 88 billion dollars of investment in clean energy generation are expected in Mexico, of which 68% correspond to the state of Yucatan, the estimated potential for generation capacity is 1.5 gigwatts, in the case of wind and solar energy”, said engineer Jesús Serrano Landero.

He pointed out that the consumption of electricity in Yucatan, in 2017, was 3.5 terawatts, a consumption that could be treated one hundred percent with wind power; according to the expert, the wind potential of the state would make it possible to meet all the needs for the generation of electricity consumption.

“But, in addition, Yucatán has another very important component that is solar generation, which gives another third of the consumption in the state, “the potential of renewable generation in Yucatan is enormous, in fact all electricity consumption in the state could be served using sources of clean generation, particularly wind and solar, ” Serrano Landero continued.

He also said that long-term auctions are observed in the wholesale electricity market, so that at least 7,600 megawatts of clean generation will be installed in the next six years.

“Most of the projects that are going to be installed in the Yucatan Peninsula in the next two years, generate two gigawatts of renewable energy, which means serving 2 million household units” Serrano Landero stated.

“There are also small power plants that have a capacity of 500 kilowatts , that do not necessarily require a permit and can be connected directly to the distribution networks,” he added.

Serrano Landero also mentioned that small userswill be able to install solar panels, put a charging station in the house and give the service to other houses who need it.

Serrano Landero said that by law, ambitious clean energy generation goals have been established, by 2018 the goal is 25 percent, by 2024 it is 35%, “to achieve this we have to overcome the financial challenges, which are more than 50 billion dollars for the next 15 years. ”

“Investing in clean energy is like buying energy in advance, so that energy-sharing financing schemes can help to face these technical challenges, we’re talking about massive incorporation of clean energy, and that will demand technological innovation, not only capital, but also the development of systems” Serrano Landero concluded.

TYT Newsroom with information from laverdadnoticias.com

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