Toluca / 07.17.2021 13:54:42
Claudia González Ruíz, president of the Energy Commission at Coparmex Estado de México, said that progress in clean energy has been very slow and the one who has promoted its development the most is the private initiative.
“It is society that has joined the transition from their homes with the use of energy-saving light bulbs or solar heaters, while the business sector is creating financing to access clean or renewable energies and they have not been developed by the National Commission for Electricity (CFE) ”.
Only two municipalities collaborate
The State of Mexico – he said – has an energy agenda, however, it has a lot to do because so far only two of 125 municipalities: Almoloya and Sultepec have implemented mechanisms to bring energy to communities that lack it through solar energy panels.
Although in municipalities such as Jocotitlán, Grupo IUSA has made similar efforts with its “Don Alejo” Photovoltaic Solar Power Plant. Since 2016, the city council signed an agreement with Grupo IUSA to consume solar energy to provide public lighting, which has allowed them to reduce the emission of pollutants into the atmosphere and lower consumption costs by up to 10 percent, which is equivalent to 262 gigs per month, but cheaper.
Although most city councils have focused on exchanging lights for energy saving bulbs, more actions are still needed to expand the use of clean energy. These actions can cost them between 40 thousand and 100 thousand pesos, depending on the size, but its implementation is priceless because it is part of the daily activities of each city council.
In this regard, the leader of Coparmex, Jesús Trigos Rodríguez, indicated that today many companies have joined the use of renewable energies and have opened the door to demand that the three levels of government do the same. “We have sought talks and working tables with local deputies, especially those who were elected to continue promoting renewable and clean energy.”